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 | PRIVATE SELECTION | 2017 | White | DAO DOC
Founded in 1966, UDACA represents, 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.
Malvasia Fina, Cerceal
Very elegant, showing delicate notes of linden and orange blossom, combined with soft expressions of white pulp fruit and a slight nuance of fine vanilla.
8 months in Allier Fino oak barrels, followed by 6 months in bottles
In the mouth it is harmonious and complex, with a good expression of structuring acidity, elegant minerality and exquisite persistence.
Great with Seafood like Lobster, Shrimp, Muscles, Also white fishes and cheddar cheese.
The Year of 2017:
It was particularly heartening to hear that 2017 – the driest and earliest year on record – produced great quality in good quantity.