This is a soft style of Dão, focusing on fruit rather than structure. That gives ripe black-cherry flavors, acidity and a warm open texture. Made from a blend of all the local red grapes, it is rich and ready to drink.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.