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São João Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao Tinto

São João Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao Tinto

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São João Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao Tinto: Discover the Elegance of Portugal's Historic Dao Region

Introduction

From the heart of Portugal's mountainous Dao region comes São João Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao Tinto, a red wine that showcases this historic winemaking area's unique character. Crafted with traditional grape varieties and a touch of rustic charm, this wine offers a delightful balance of ripe fruit, spice, and refreshing acidity. Let's delve into its flavours and explore ideal food pairings to complement its profile.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao Tinto displays a vibrant ruby red colour in the glass.
  • Nose: Aromas of ripe blackberry, black cherry, and subtle hints of plum mingle with delicate notes of violets, tobacco, and a touch of earthiness.
  • Palate: On the palate, the wine delivers juicy flavours of dark fruits, complemented by hints of spice like black pepper and clove. Well-integrated tannins provide structure and a pleasing hint of rusticity, while refreshing acidity keeps the wine vibrant and balanced. The finish is medium-length, with lingering notes of fruit and spice.

Food Pairing Suggestions

São João Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao Tinto's medium body, moderate tannins, and vibrant acidity make it a versatile companion for various dishes:

  • Grilled Meats: The wine's peppery spice and fruitiness complement grilled lamb, pork chops, or a classic chargrilled steak.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Roasted Mediterranean vegetables with herbs like rosemary and thyme echo the earthy notes and spice of the wine.
  • Rustic Pizza: Pair it with a rustic pizza with toppings like wild mushrooms, fennel sausage, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
  • Hard Cheeses: Enjoy with aged cheddar, Gouda, or a traditional Portuguese cheese like Queijo Serra da Estrela for a classic pairing.

About the Wine

São João Porta dos Cavaleiros Dao Tinto comes from the Dao wine region in northern Portugal. The region's high altitude and granite soils create wines known for their elegance, structure, and vibrant acidity. This wine is produced by Caves São João, a historic winery with extensive experience crafting high-quality Portuguese wines.

 

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