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Wines with Caracter

All of our wines reflect a blend of traditional Dão grape varieties and a unique expression of different terroirs. A low intervention winemaking, led by the winemaker Luís Seabra, reflects the soil and the place of each of our vineyards and that seeks wines with character, elegant and distinct.

Pretexto 2019 – Red

Pretexto is a Portuguese Dão red wine produced with own grapes from different vineyards with an altitude around 500 meters. Fermented in stainless steel with 30% whole bunch, it ages in used French oak vats and barrels. With light colour, it is the fruit that shines and dominates this wine combined with fresh and vegetable character, good acidity and a long finish with smooth tannins. It is an elegant wine with the typical freshness of Dão.

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Pretexto 2021 – White

Pretexto white is a blend of the traditional grapes from high altitude vines and granitic soils of Dão wine region. The grapes that make up this blend are mostly Encruzado and Bical, and Gouveio, Malvasia Fina and Cerceal Branco in a small percentage. Naturally fermented and aged in the same vats of cement and stainless steel is a very pleasant wine, with creaminess and complexity that already allows pairing with some gastronomy. It is a white blend that speaks for the vineyards and soils that originate it.

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Pretexto Palhete 2020

Co-fermentation of white and red traditional grapes from Dão. The blend is composed by 70% of Jaen and Alfrocheiro and 30% of Encruzado and Bical from altitude vineyards and granitic soils. Delicate aromas with spice character, discreet fruit and with some green notes associated to the use of whole bunch. It is a “relaxed” blend that combines the best red and white grape varieties in the region.

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Textura da Estrela 2019 – White

The Encruzado, Bical and Cercial-Branco vineyards that originate this wine have 25 to 60 years old and grow in granite soils. This wine fermented with indigenous yeasts in 2500 L foudre and cement tank, where aging took place “sur lie” without batonnage. It has a citrus profile and delicate aromas of orange peel, tea leaf and a slight toasted reduction. In the mouth, it has remarkable acidity and minerality. It has enormous aging potential.

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Textura da Estrela 2019 – Rose

Single vineyard wine made from 50% Tinta Roriz and 50% Touriga Nacional, manual harvested in the middle of September. Free run juice ferments with wild yeasts in 225 L used french oak barrels. Textura da Estrela Rose 2019 shows delicate aromas of fresh red fruits with vegetable notes, marked acidity and minerality. It has a creamy and persistent texture as it asks for food. Extremely gastronomic.

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Textura da Estrela 2018 – Red

The vines that make this wine have around 25 to 60 years old, in granite soils and with a production that never exceeds 4,5 tons per hectare. Vila Nova de Tazem (Serra da Estrela sub region) is a terroir where the labels “Textura da Estrela” comes from. This is a low intervention red wine in which we do short pump-overs in the first days of fermentation and then only cap management. Results in a very typical Dão reflecting their genuine terroir and sense of place.

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Encoberta 2018 – Red

A very characteristic red wine from Penalva do Castelo (Castendo sub-region) and a typical Dão blend of the main varieties of this area. The soil composition, with granite, quartz and clay, different from our other vines in Vila Nova de Tazem with granite, makes this wine a little more fruity, dense and with texture, without losing its freshness and minerality. A Dão that shows its origins.

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Textura da Estrela Jaen 2019 – Red

From a single vineyard in Vila Nova de Tazem with 28 years old in granitic soils. Fermented with indigenous yeasts only in cement vats with 35% whole bunch followed by 30 days of cuvaison. After ageing its first winter in cement, it spent 6 months in a French oak vat. Bright, light red in color with mineral and stone-dust character, light pepper, and delicate fruit. Long and precise acidity. Potential to show up more in bottle.

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Textura Pura 2020 – White

Produced from old vineyards of Dão, the grape juice ferments in barrels and foudre without temperature control. This is a low intervention white wine, very elegant with crisp acidity despites its density and complexity. Rich and fresh, makes us salivate with its vibrant acidity. Still a young white.

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Textura Pura 2018 – Red

Single vineyard Dão red wine from a field blend block at 600 meters altitude, 55-year-old vines planted in granite soils. The main grape varieties are Jaen, Baga, Alfrocheiro, Tinto-Cão and Tinta Pinheira. Indigenous yeasts and fermentation in a vat with 30-day cuvaison make this wine a distinct wine, with delicate aromas, nice minerality and very fine tannins. It is elegant, intense and pure.

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