CMKT I Discover Dão Wines: The Hidden Gem of PortugalFebruary 18 2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
75 9th Avenue, New York 10011
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 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."
Join us for a walk-around tasting through 16 producers from Portugal:
Quinta do Mondego, Global Wines, Pedra Cancela, Quinta dos Roques, Juliana Kelman, Soito Wines, Pedra Cancela, Pedra Cancela, Casa da Passarella, Juliana Kelman, Jaime de Almeida Barros, Sociedade Agrícola de Santar, Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges, Jaime de Almeida Barros, Caves Arcos do Rei, Sociedade Agrícola Quinta das Maias