Alfrocheiro, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Jaen
Dirk Niepoort, Álvaro de Castro
The great part of the Dão lot was vinified in a mill, and then staged in French oak barrels, where it made the malolactic fermentation. About 50% of the Douro lot was vinified in vat and the rest in traditional granite mill, where it was trodden on foot with a short pre-fermentative maceration. After fermentation, the wine aged for 21 months in French oak barrles, where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The Doda was bottled without any addition of glye. Beautiful ruby color, in a balanced year like 2012, the Doda shows a floral aroma, with black fruits, very complex and with some exuberance. The wood is in full harmony with a mineral profile and very delicate. Of good concentration in the mouth, with presence and of firm tannins, is a wine with much structure. The minerality and good acidity bring freshness and balance, at a very long and wild end of the mouth. The strength of the Douro with the elegance of the Dão in full harmony.