The Dão river lends its name to one of the most important wine regions in Portugal. Demarcated in 1908, it has granitic soils and remarkable indigenous varietals like the red Touriga Nacional and the white Encruzado.
Dão wines are full of character, much like the people who live in this area. They can be brash when they’re young, but they age beautifully, acquiring elegance and complexity.
It is not unusual to find Dão wines that keep improving for several decades. The legendary 1964 vintage is a great example of this longevity.
Some say that the least happy people in heaven come from the Dão region. For they regret having left behind a few great bottles of wine.