DODA 2012

35,36 

  • Region

    Dão + Douro, Portugal

  • Year

    2012

  • Alcohol

    13,50%

  • Capacity

    0,75

Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tourigo, Jaen, Alfrocheiro
Álvaro Castro and Dirk Niepoort
The fermentation of the Dão batch was carried out in mills and aged in French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place. The Douro grapes were partially fermented in small stainless steel vats (20%) and partly in traditional stone presses, where the grapes were gently trodden with pre-fermentative maceration. After 10 days of fermentation, the wine aged 21 months in French oak barrels, where malolactic fermentation took place. The final blend was bottled without any fine.
With a beautiful ruby ​​colour, in a balanced year like 2012, the Doda shows a floral aroma, with black fruits, very complex and with some exuberance. The wood is in complete harmony with a very delicate mineral profile. With good concentration in the mouth, with presence and firm tannins, it is a wine with a lot of structure. The minerality and good acidity bring freshness and balance, in a very long and wild aftertaste. The strength of the Douro with the elegance of the Dão in full harmony!
17 points in Revista de Vinhos.

Additional information

  • Region

    Dão + Douro, Portugal

  • Year

    2012

  • Alcohol

    13,50%

  • Capacity

    0,75