Dão Sul wines are produced by a star-studded team of Portuguese winemakers, including Virgilio Loureiro, professor of enology at Lisbon University. They have produced a series of classics from the granite landscape of Dão. This wine has deep purple color and aromas of black dusty fruit. There are big tannins, but also opulent, sweet fruit with black-currant and cherry flavors. Spices and herbs complete the mix, along with the essential acidity. —R.V.