- Appellation: Dão
- Region: Dão
- Country: Portugal
- Colour: Red
- Grape Varieties:
- Soil type: Clay, Granite, Shale
- Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
- Low sulphite.
Notes on additives, aids & processing used:
- No temperature control.
- Total Sulphites: 35 mg/L
- This wine is fermented spontaneously.
- Other Information:Aged under primary lees during 9 months and one year in old 400 liters oak barrels. Arround our vineyards we have clay shale and granit whic provide the acidity and minerality of the soils; this clay shale is very old from marine sediments of 500 million years ago and granit is from the compressions during hercynian orogeny (mountain building event), 300 million years ago... This rocks don't irradiate much heat during the night. Our climate is continental, with great thermal amplitude, and not very constant, so each vintage is different.
JOÃO TAVARES DE PINA is located at Dao, 500m, granitic and clay shale soil. Cover crop with autochthonous chamomile, Lavandula in the top of lines, promoting natural fight avoiding the chemicals. Recovering lost grape varieties, manual harvest, low yield and blending in vines for spontaneous coo fermentations, low sulphur and no more chemicals in cellar.
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