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THE VINEYARDS     Grape varieties
 

In addition to the special weather conditions, production methods and of great ingenuity and wisdom in wine of its population, the particular characteristics of Dão wines are deeply related to the use of appropriate varieties, within the recommended for the region.

The varieties for the production of DOC Dão wines are:
 

Recommended Reds
 
 
[+] Alfrocheiro
[+] Alvarelhão
[+] Aragonez (Tinta-Roriz)
[+] Bastardo
[+] Jaen
[+] Rufete
[+] Tinto-Cão
[+] Touriga-nacional
[+] Trincadeira
 
Allowed Reds
 
 
Água-Santa
Baga
Cabernet-Sauvignon
Camarate
Campanário
Castelão
Cidreiro
Cornifesto
Malvasia-Preta
Marufo
Monvedro
Pilongo
Pinot-Noir
Tinta-Carvalha
Touriga-Fêmea
 

The last three grape varieties are authorized only if they do not exceed 40 and planted before November 1993. From this date all replanting or new planting in order to obtain wines entitled to bear the designation of origin may only be made with the best varieties.

Photos kindly provided by C.E.V. Give-D.R.A.P.C.

 
Recomended Whites
 
 
[+] Barcelo
[+] Bical
[+] Cerceal-Branco
[+] Encruzado
[+] Malvasia-Fina
[+] Rabo-de-Ovelha
[+] Terrantez
[+] Uva-cão
[+] Verdelho
 
Allowed Whites
 
 
Alicante-Branco
Arinto-do-Interior
Assaraky
Dona-Branca
Esganoso
Fernão-Pires
Jampal
Luzidio
Malvasia-Fina-Roxa
Malvasia-Rei
Pinot-Blanc
Síria
Semillon
Tália
Tamarez
Verdial-Branco
 
 
 
     
 
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