19 Feb TRADE ONLY: Dao Wines Trade Lunch New York
Dão Wines: The Hidden Gem of Portugal
Located in the center of Portugal, a little over an hour southeast from the city of Porto, the Dão region is a special place. Established as a demarcated region in 1908, the Dão is the second oldest wine region in Portugal. Surrounded by mountains, the Dão is protected from outside influences. The vineyards are located on plateaus that sit more than 1,300 feet above sea level and are exposed to the sun. The climate is continental with Mediterranean influences and the winters are cold and rainy and the summers are dry and hot. A huge diurnal shift of more than 30 degrees from day to night results in fresh and elegant wines.
Reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines are all produced in the Dão. The primary red grapes are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (also known as Tempranillo), Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Tinto Cao. The primary white grapes are Encruzado, Mavasia Fina, Cerceal, Gouveio and Bical.
Discover the Dao Wines at a food and wine pairing lunch lead by Wine Educator, Sommelier and Wines of Portugal US Ambassador Eugenio Jardim.
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