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Domínio do Açor White 2021

21,50 €

Intense lemon colour. Complex on the nose, with orchard fruit, citrus, tonic herbs, toasted nuts and a very sublte and refined boisé. Tense and savoury in the mouth, with beautiful structure, freshness and minerality. Persistent and complex finish.​

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Producer Producer: Domínio do Açor
Oenology: Luís Lopes and João Costa
Region Dão
Grapes Encruzado (26%), Cerceal-Branco and Malvasia-Fina (74%)
Soil Soil: Granite. Very well mixed between soil and rocks, more precisely between the silt typical of granitic soils, with alterites or rocks degraded by the chemical and physical processes of weathering, as well as quartz and the mother-rock granite. Level 4 / 5 alterite predominates in all the vineyards of Domínio do Açor. ​
Vineyards: Encruzado from Vinha Romana (2.9ha, 20 years old vines), Encruzado from the East vineyard (1ha, 33 years old vines), Cerceal-Branco and Malvasia-Fina (7.3ha, 33 years old vines). ​
Winemaking Total destemming with crushing of the grapes in a pneumatic press, cold maceration and cold decantation for 24 hours followed by fermentation with indigenous yeasts in barrels for part of the Encruzado (20%) and stainless steel (80%) at a temperature of about 16ºC. Ageing on the fine lees for 11 months. Complete malolactic fermentation. Low addition of sulphites before bottling (64mg/l of total sulphur dioxide). Natural decantation and light filtration. ​
Aging 11 months in barriques for 20% of the final blend (one new 500L barrel and one used 225L barrel from 2014, French oak).​
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Temperature 10ºC - 12°C
Harmonizations Grilled turbot, octopus rice, baked rabbit, crab stew, buttered cheese from Serra da Estrela.​

Domínio do Açor is inserted in a fascinating historical atmosphere next to the village of Oliveira do Conde, a small parish in the Municipality of Carregal do Sal and District of Viseu, in the wine region of the Dão. ​

To wine lovers and wine travellers, it is inevitable to think that we are walking in Volnay or Vosne-Romanée, when we leave the domaine and enter the old cobblestone streets towards our old winery, located in a charming square, in front of the 17th century Casa dos Buxeiros. But let's go back even further in time...​

Due to its strategic geographical location between the Mondego and Dão rivers, with good soil for agriculture and forests for hunting, this region has been occupied by various peoples and civilizations for thousands of years. The Fiais/Azenha Prehistoric Circuit includes several dolmens and other megalithic monuments in an excellent state of conservation, dating back to the 4th millennium BC, very close to Domínio do Açor.​

Land of Celtic peoples - the neighboring parish of Cabanas de Viriato pays tribute in its name to the great leader of the resistance of the Lusitanians - until the Roman conquest in the first century BC, the current territory of Carregal do Sal became part of the Roman "civitas" of Viseu. Several Celtic and Roman traces can be admired in the parish of Oliveira do Conde, and even within our property, possibly linked to agriculture since very remote times, as evidenced by the paths, stone wheels and Roman springs that survived to tell this story in Domínio do Açor.​

According to Dr. Paula Teles, "the toponym Oliveira do Conde derives from "ulveira", designation of deep land of marshes, domains mentioned in the Letter of Population of the Monastery of Lorvão (1105) and later would become domain of the Counts of Sortelha and the Counts of Vila Nova de Portimão". The historical, geographical and agricultural wealth, and a population dedicated to its exploitation, including winegrowing, "would be strong reasons for royal interest for the attribution of charters and so, in 1286 D. Dinis grants the first charter to Oliveira do Conde and D. Manuel l, on December 20, 1516, the second".​

From the XV / XVI centuries, still shines in the middle of our vineyards a ruin of an imposing manor house, among so many from the region, remembering the richness of our past and reinforcing our feeling of preserving the future of Domínio do Açor, Oliveira do Conde and the fantastic Dão region.​

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
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