Mariposa Dao DOC

Portugal

 

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After working with some of the best wineries of the Dão region, oenologist Lúcia Freitas returned to her family estate in Terras de Senhorim to establish Quinta da Mariposa – a project that harmonizes her respect for tradition and her dream of making wines of extraordinary character from the region she knows so well. Together with her husband Filipe, plans are currently underway to convert the town’s local nightclub into a winery, serendipitously this is where the couple danced together when they were young. “We are lucky to be born in wine region we love... or was that we were born here that made us fall in love…”

Quinta da Mariposa practice sustainable agriculture so they can craft wine whilst also preserving the wine culture for future generations. They only use native varieties found in the Dão region, ensuring their crop is perfectly suited to the soil and the climate. Their estate is modest and everything is done by hand.

Produced with respect for the natural characteristics of the grapes, intervening as little as possible to obtain quality wine that are true to their origins and terroir. The grapes were harvested manualy into 20kg boxes. After crushing with full destemming, the grapes go to into a small open stainless steel vat, were they macerate under low temperature for 48 hours. The fermentation is slow and the temperature controlled.

A vibrant ruby coloured wine, with highlights of wild berry notes, black pepper and wild flowers. The palate has a nice acidity combined with round tannins and a long finish.

Great with wild mushrooms, roasted meats and meat based pasta dishes.

Country: Portugal
Region: Dao
Grapes: Tinta Roriz 35%, Touriga Nacional 35%, Jaen 30%
ABV: 13%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016
Vegan: Yes

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