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.
TOURIGA NACIONAL | 2014 | 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.
Presents a very mature forest fruits aroma, with nuances of cherry and spices, and a refined bouquet.
12 months in Allier Fino, American and Russian oak barrels, followed by 6 months in the bottle
Intense and profound, full, of good structure, with a refined and highly persistent finish, demonstrating its own personality.
Cured Beef Steaks, Mature Cheeses, Spicy Foods, Cold Cuts, Chorizo, Smoked Hams and Salmon and Tuna.
The year of 2014
Cool summer temperatures and rain throughout the growing season challenged many vintners. Wines from the Douro Superior fared best