Perfect Drinking Temperature: room temperature
Grape Percentage: Touriga-Nacional, Tinta-Roriz, Jaen, Alfrocheiro, Água-Santa, Rufete and other Portuguese indigenous grape varieties.
Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Demeter, Traditional hand picking, Use of indigenous yeast. Produced from typical Dão grape varieties, cultivated in an ecological way, absolutely respecting their territory of origin.
This wine was produced from typical grape varieties cultivated ecologically with complete respect for the original terroir. The grapes are produced in middle slope vineyards which are over 30 years old, located in Mouraz, Tondela, with an altitude of 300 m / 400 m and granite soil. After a strict selection in the vines, the grapes were transported in small boxes to the winery. The natural vinification took place in steel tanks with a long maceration. 25 % of this wine was matured in French oak barrels during 8 months. It’s a field- blend.
It has an intense bouquet of dark berries, cassis and intense floral and vegetal notes. On the palate it shows lively character, with ripe and firm tannins and a long finish. Perfect to match with meat as lamb, goat or veal. Also very good when “married” with strong cheese.
CASA DE MOURAZ - The winemaker of Red Dao
Besides Red Dao see all CASA DE MOURAZ wines.
CASA de MOURAZ was created by António Ribeiro and Sara Dionísio, who left their jobs in Lisbon and immersed themselves in what has become a family adventure, a version of sustainable viticulture and authentic winemaking. Mouraz, situated in the heart of Dão region, is António’s birth place, where his family has farmed vineyards in a holistic and ecological way for many generations.
This is also a place where the landscape and terroir is shaped by its people and geography, old and new vineyards coexisting with the pine, oak, chestnut and cork trees in a wild forest. This diversity is reveals itself in the personality and complexity of the CASA de MOURAZ wines, and reflects all their passion for this place.
The farm is spread over several parcels with different soils (granite and clay) and altitudes ranging from 140 to 400 meters. The most important indigenous grape varieties are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, Jaen, Baga and Água-Santa for the red wines and Malvasia-Fina, Bical, Cerceal, Encruzado and Alvarinho for the whites.
All the vineyards that are part of CASA de MOURAZ gained ECOCERT’s Organic certification in 1997. In 2006 we began working with Biodynamic preparations and practices and we are now doing the conversion with Demeter.
The work done by CASA de MOURAZ was quickly recognized internationally, becoming a member of the prestigious Biodynamic wine group “Renaissance des Appellations” since 2009.