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Encoberta Red 2019

20,50 €

It is a very characteristic red wine from Dão, Penalva do Castelo, a bit fruitier, denser and more textured than Serra da Estrela red wines. Black fruits and spicy notes also in the palate, dry, some earthy character, and with a slightly tannic finish.

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Producer Producer: Textura Wines
Oenology: Luís Seabra and Mariana Salvador
Region Dão
Grapes Jaen (50%), Alfrocheiro (25%), Tinta Roriz (15%) and Touriga Nacional (10%)
Soil Ferments with wild yeasts only in oak vats with 35% whole bunch followed by 30 days cuvaison.
Winemaking Manual harvest took place on September 25th and 26th and the juice fermented with wild yeasts only in stainless steel tanks with 35% whole bunch followed by a 30 days cuvaison.
Aging 15 months in used french oak vats.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Temperature 16ºC - 18ºC
Harmonizations Mushrooms-based dishes, oven-baked veal or lamb legs.
Wine's Awards 92+ Points - Robert Parker

Textura Wines is a family project started in 2018 in Dão on the slopes of Serra da Estrela and involves organic viticulture, terroir wine production and wine tourism. After sourcing existing vineyards in a region of small growers, THEY have 22 hectares of vineyards in seven different plots in Vila Nova de Tazem and, Penalva do Castelo. Low intervention winemaking reflects the soil and location of each of their vineyards, leading to wines with character, elegant and distinct. Respect for the place and its biodiversity - soil, flora and fauna, people, and community - the preservation of natural and cultural resources and local development are the fundamental principles.

The Vineyards
After sourcing for existing vineyards, in a region of small growers, 19 hectares of vineyards aged between 18 and 50 years were gathered in seven different plots with traditional grape varieties from Dão, 80% of red grape varieties and less than 4 hectares with white grape varieties. These plots are in 3 distinct zones of the Dão because, in addition to being the South, North and Northeast limits of the DOP Dão, they are plots with different soils, altitudes, exposures and microclimates. In 2020, 3 hectares of new vineyards were also planted for white grapes.

Vila Nova de Tazem - Serra da Estrela
In Vila Nova de Tazem, the vineyards are installed on poor granite soils at altitudes between 480 and 550 meters, with cooler nights on the banks of the Serra da Estrela. This sub-region produces lighter and more delicate white and red wines. Jaen, Alfrocheiro and Encruzado varieties stand out. The harvest starts with white grapes, between the 5th and 15th of September, and the reds around the third week of the month. 

Encoberta and Matela - Penalva do Castelo

In Encoberta, a vineyard planted in 1992 at 460 and 500 meters in more fertile, clay-granitic soils leads to shorter vegetative cycles for the four traditional red varieties of Dão: Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro and Tinta Roriz. Compared to Serra da Estrela, it originates wines with aromatic exuberance. Red and black fruit presence and good acidity, particularly from Touriga Nacional and Alfrocheiro.

In Matela, in the borders of
​​Penalva do Castelo, the vineyard installed between 560 and 620 meters in 2002, on poor soils, a mix of granite and quartz, highlight the Jaen variety. This plot is the last to be harvested in the 1st week of October. Due to the suitability of this soil and climate for white grapes, the planting of 6 hectares of vineyards of Encruzado, Cerceal Branco, Bical and Gouveio began in 2020.

The Wines
Textura Wines reflect a blend of traditional Dão grape varieties and a unique expression of different terroirs. Low intervention winemaking, led by Luís Seabra, reflects the terroir and seeks wines with character, elegant and distinct.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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