GIESTA Dão DOC

Giesta 1

Giesta

Dão DOC

2012

Red Blend

PORTUGAL

“Once Portugal’s most famous red, Dao is now softer, fruitier, and very much back in fashion.”
The 2012 carries a Concours Mondial De Bruxelles gold medal win with layers of spicy, red-fruit flavors.

Dao is one of Portugal’s oldest regions, yet only 5% of the land is planted to vines. Grapes in the region are known for their excellent acidity, ideal for producing bright-fruited reds.
In Portuguese, ‘giesta’ means “broom,” and is a reference to the region’s prolific wild shrub, easily identified by its long, yellow flowers.

Giesta 2

“My family has been making wine for four generations. Thanks to their passion and to the sense of responsibility they engendered, I inherited the love of Dao wines and became a winemaker. I selected our very best traditional grape varieties for this wine: Touriga-Nacional from our Estate chosen for its ripe floral character and Tinta-Roriz and Jaen for their fruit and spice. This wine has a wonderful natural freshness, with floral highlights and a succulent, ripe red fruit palate. Elegant tannins make this wine very easy to drink and help to provide a long, fruity finish to the wine.”

Touriga Nacional (port grape) 32% | Tinta Roriz (tempranillo) 45% | Jaen (mencia) 23%

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Fresh raspberry and cherry, with distinctive floral and spice aromas.
Succulent, red-berry fruit, subtle oak, and elegant tannins. Long fruity finish with hints of savory spice.

Recommended with slow cooked pork dishes. I opted to pair with the savory essence of rosemary and fennel spiced Copper River Salmon. The delicate fruit and elegant savory finish resulted in an excellent combination.

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