93 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is a new venture for this producer, who is based in Vinho Verde. A blend of the classic Dão grapes, the wine is rich, packed with black fruits and densely structured. It does also have a more stylish side, showing restraint in the tannins and celebrating a fine balance. Drink now."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Grape Varieties: Touriga-Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz and Jaen. Vinification: Anselmo Mendes Dão is produced exclusively from our grapes from Quinta de Silvares, located in the Dão region, sub-region of Besteiros characterized by humid mornings and mild temperatures that come from the protection offered by the Aguieira dam. This particular microclimate gives the wines produced here a character of elegance unique in the region. Grapes harvested by hand in small boxes and transported to the winery located on the farm itself, the transportation time being very short. Total destemming. Very short skin maceration. Long fermentation at low temperature: 20 °C. Total malolactic fermentation. 9 months in stainless steel followed by 6 months in bottle.