Adega de Penalva Dão ‘Indigena’ Tinto

14.50

Adega de Penalva wines are delicious everyday examples of one of Portugal’s most intriguing appellations — the Dão. Perched above the Dão river itself as it snakes through its granite valleys, the Adega de Penalva is one of the leading cooperatives in the area, boasting around a thousand member growers. It’s important to note, though, that the average holding per member amounts to barely over a hectare—a figure that reminds us how tenaciously much of rural Portugal clings to its old ways. (On that note, all fruit destined for the ‘Indigena’ bottlings is hand-harvested.) Since its founding in the 1960s, the Adega has been collecting its members’ grapes and producing clean, characterful wines with a minimum of fuss that showcase real regional typicity while remaining extremely attractively priced.

Adega de Penalva Indigena Dao Tinto is made with 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), and 30% Jaen (Mencía). Hand-harvested, fully destemmed and aged in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tank.

Aromas of leather and blueberries lead to a palate full of dark fruits with cherry and raspberry notes. Pairs well with beef and lamb.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Ruby colour
Nose Aromas of leather and blueberries
Palate Dark fruits with cherry and raspberry notes

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo), and 30% Jaen (aka Mencía)
Alcohol % 12.5%
Style Medium bodied Red
Estate/Producer Adega De Penalva
Country Portugal
Region Terras do Dão
Vintage 2018
Vinification Hand-harvested, fully destemmed and aged in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tank
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now and enjoy it

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