Perfect Drinking Temperature: chilled
Grape Percentage: Malvasia-Fina, Encruzado, Bical, Cerceal-Branco and other Portuguese indigenous grape varieties
Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, No added yeasts. Produced from typical varieties, cultivated ecologically with complete respect for the original terroir. The grapes are produced in vineyards of middle slope with 50 years old, located in Mouraz, with granite soil and an altitude range of 400 m. After a strict selection on the vines, the grapes were transported in small boxes to the winery. After the crushing of whole grapes, it decanted for 24 hours. The natural fermentation occurred in stainless steel vats for about 6 weeks. The wine aged on its fine lees. It’s a field blend.
Tasting: It shows a golden color with a brigth citrus hue and a bouquet of lemon peel, roses, melon and pear, with spicy notes. It’s fresh and mineral on the palate, with a long and delicate finish.
Pairing: Perfect with soft cheese, pasta and other italian food, also very good with strong fish such as codfish, salmon, tuna or even with white meat. Served best at 12 - 14 oC
CASA DE MOURAZ - The winemaker of White Dao
Besides White 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.