Bright, layered and complex, this is a great example of how Portugal balances quality with value for money. Layers of fresh fruit, a touch of spice and pepper but still fresh, it’s a great partner to Indian or Chinese foods.
DOC Dão, Portugal.
Organic, sustainable, vegan/veggie.
Quinta do Cabriz is a leading winery in the Dão region founded in 1990. It’s a brand that offers excellent value for money whilst being known for high quality wines in Portugal. They are from the iconic region of Dão in northern Portugal which is known for its magnificent mountains (Estrela, Caramulo and Bussaco) and the unique microclimate that is in symbiosis with its indigenous grape varieties. Cabriz excel in this beautiful area in making wines of unique character, fantastic value and excellent gastronomic potential.
Located between the Serra da Estrela and Caramulo and between Dão and Mondego River The quinta extends over 94 hectares. Cabriz is always innovating and have recently converted some special plots to be certified organic. The Dao region is well known for the deep, savoury, well structured reds, composed mainly from Touriga Nacional.
50% Touriga Nacional, 50% Aragonez. The grapes are crushed after destemming followed by a long and smooth skin maceration and fermentation at 26 °C. This is then followed by 2 months of cuvaison and 6 months of battonage on fine lees of the Touriga Nacional. Finally 18 months in stainless steel and at least three months in the bottle. It never sees oak at any stage.
Indulgent berries with raspberries and redcurrants developing to a slight layer of pepper and darker berries. Lots of fruity layers such as cherries and blackberries, with good acidity and medium tannins. It has a smooth and distinct mouth volume that is harmonious and elegant. Red fruit starts to develop to some cinnamon and light pepper but always keeping the elegance of freshness.
We might have found the perfect curry red! Great with Indian and Chinese cuisine but also ideal with matured cheese, grilled meats (white or red) and nut roasts.