The Dão was first officially recognized as a Região Demarcada in 1908. In the 1940s, to improve the quality of the wine from the region and promote some sort of national identity, the government of Prime Minister António de Oliveira Salazar instituted new regulations establishing the mandatory use of co-operatives in the region. These co-operatives would have exclusive privilege to the grapes grown in the region and were charged with making the wine that would be sold to private merchants.
TESOURO DA SE | 2017 | RED | DAO DOC
On May 21, 1966, UDACA - União das Adegas Cooperativas do Dão was born. Currently, UDACA represents, with its Associated Wineries, almost 60% of the production of Dão wines, which, together with the numerous awards and participation in events, reflects UDACA as one of the main voices of Dão and Beira Alta.
Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro
Deep Ruby Colour with Violet Shadows
Reveals a very fine aroma, with nuances of vanilla, dark chocolate and spices.
2 years in stainless steel vats, 6 months in French Allier Fino and 5 months in the bottle.
Complex, intense and velvety. With good structure and highly persistent finish.
BBQ, Cured Beef Steaks, Mature Cheeses, Spicy Foods, Cold Cuts, Chorizo, Smoked Hams and Salmon and Tuna.
The year of 2017
A very hot and dry growing season led to an early harvest, but for wineries with old-vine vineyards that picked at the right time, the vintage yielded powerful and generous wines.