A blend of 4 native Portuguese grapes, this is an elegant but characterful wine that’s a great example of Portugal’s vslue for money. Not too heavy or too light, it’s a real crowd pleaser.
Like gardens, wine stirs up a wide range of sensations”- this describes the emotional approach to wine from Rita Cabral de Almeida who is based in the heart of Dão, Portugal.
Rita started to plan Jardins de Granito winery 6 years ago after a long journey around the wine world, together with Vasco her husband, who as an oncologist researched the benefits and possible uses in health as a by-product of wine. The team is completed by Mafalda Magalhães who is a highly respected internationally renowned winemaker.
Dão terroir is marked by the constant presence of granite. Respecting the wine tradition of Dão, “Jardim de Granito” is produced on the slopes of Silgueiros, in soils of granite origin, where the vineyard is surrounded by oak trees & pine forests.
40% Touriga Nacional, 25% Alfrocheiro, 25% Tinta Roriz, 10% Jaen. Manual harvesting begins in the second week of September. Fully fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures, carefully macerated to better express the distinctiveness of each grape. Naturally stabilized.
Touriga Nacional is a noble & highly praised grape variety & has its best version in Dão. Tinta Roriz offers wines that combine elegance & robustness, fruit & spices, in a deep & lively register. Alfrocheiro produces wines rich in colour, with an aroma of wild berries standing out, particularly blackberry & strawberry. Resulting in a firm albeit delicate structured tannins. Jaen is a vigorous grape variety that consecrates perfumed wines, vehement in the aromatic notes of blackberry, blueberry & cherry. It provides soft & silky wines, simple but seductive.
This wine has been created to express the elegance & gastronomic heritage of the region. Bright ruby in colour, with red berry aromas & balanced tannins which provides a full mouthfeel.
Try with duck, pork, flavourful risottos or mature cheeses.