Artikel der Marke Ares do Dão
The Dão Demarcated Region is located in Beira Alta, in the center of Portugal, protected from the winds by the Caramulo, Montemuro, Buçaco and Estrela mountains.
The vines are located between 400 and 700 meters above sea level, on plateaus of schist and granitic soils of shallow depth, where the pine forests abound, producing full-bodied wines with a high capacity for bottle aging.
The climate of continental influence of Dão presents extremes, with cold and rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Initially, the vine was developed by the clergy, especially by the Cistercian monks. In 1908, it became the second Portuguese demarcated region. With the entry of Portugal into the EC in 1986, the vineyards underwent a restructuring process, with new winemaking techniques and choice of appropriate grape varieties.
Dão presents a great diversity of varieties, among which the Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Tinta Roriz inks, and Encruzado, Bical, Cerceal and Malvasia Fina in the whites.