GRÃO VASCO DÃO - Red Wine
Producer Notes 2014
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: DOC Dão
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Portugal
WINEMAKER: Beatriz Cabral de Almeida
VARIETIES: 36% Touriga Nacional, 32% Tinta Roriz, 19% Alfrocheiro, 13% Jaen
Grão Vasco Dão Red is a light, elegant wine that allies the classic profile and flavour of red wines from the Dão region with an exceptional versatility for everyday drinking. Grão Vasco is a renowned brand, which captures the flavour of authentic Portuguese wine.
Grão Vasco Dão Red is a ruby-coloured wine of medium intensity. A lively, compelling aroma of strawberries, blackberries and plums combines with balsamic nuances to produce an extremely appealing wine that can be served as an aperitif or at mealtimes. It is a very smooth and elegant wine. It is medium-bodied, tempting and drinkable, with round tannins and a balanced, lively acidity.
The grapes destined for this Grão Vasco Red underwent destemming and soft crushing before the resulting mass was guided, gravitationally, into stainless steel tanks with automatically-controlled temperatures and 'pumping over'. Fermentation took around 5 days, during which time the wine was pumped over several times to softly extract aromas
and phenolic compounds from the grape skins. It was subsequently stored in vats and the pomace crushed in pneumatic presses to gently extract residual wine.
After malolactic fermentation, Grão Vasco's Red matured in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling, which was carried out in stages to maintain freshness. A varying period in the bottle ensued before release for sale.
Like every good Dão wine, this Grão Vasco Red has a lengthy lifespan in the bottle and will easily stay at its best for 5 years. Once opened, consume the same day - although it should remain suitable for drinking for some time if stored in a well-stoppered bottle.
Grão Vasco Red is an an extremely versatile wine that pairs wonderfully with meat dishes, game, all types of poultry and cheese.