Alameda de Santar Tinto 2018

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Since 2012, when Quinta da Alameda was acquired by Luís Abrantes and his family, the aim has been to restore the winery to its former glory and elevate the status of the farming and production to that of the great, classic Dão wines. The landscape, with a very unique genius loci, or spirit of place, focuses on biodiversity and the use of sustainable practices that safeguard the preservation and nature of ecosystems. What marks Quinta da Alameda is its ‘terroir’ which produces classic and elegant wines that can only be described as genuine and pure Dão.

Alameda’s estate vineyards are located at an altitude of more than 1,300 feet above sea level. The vines, planted on several north and west-facing slopes, benefit from the cool nights and rugged granite-based soils. In addition to Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Encruzado and Arinto, the estate maintains a hectare of mixed old vines, as well small block of Pinot Noir.

Hand-picked grapes are transported in small 20 kg boxes to the winery located in sight of the vineyards. The quick transport from vine to winery minimizes oxidation. Destemmed and fermented in stainless steel vats. Extended aging also occurs in stainless steel.

Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Jaen e Tinta Roriz

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