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Casa de Mouraz Tinto, Dão - 2014

Item # 24564 750mL
$15.99/ Single Bottle
$191.88 $172.69/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A full-bodied, dry red blend of indigenous grapes. Plush with lots of ripe dark fruits, graphite minerals, ripe plums, and ripe tannins on the finish. This bold red spent a scant eight months in used oak barrels.


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About the Producer

Dão, Portugal In this old land of steep slopes and small valleys, located between the mountain ranges of Estrela and Caramulo, the Cistercian monks built the monastery of S.Pedro de Mouraz (12th century), giving rise to the farming of vineyards and wine production in this region. Little has changed to the land, except the industrialization which brought a sad end to the original farming...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Alfrocheiro

A Portuguese red grape of cloudy origin, Alfrocheiro was once thought to be a relative of Pinot Noir. Today, Portugal is indeed considered to be the birthplace of the grape, and it plays an important role in the red wines of the Dão (though it is also found in Alentejo, Ribatejo and Palmela). In spite of being a relative youngster among the other prominent grapes of the Dão, Alfrocheiro is highly...

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Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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