Mary Taylor Dao White
Encruzado is predominantly grown here in the Dão – a sturdy white with good acid structure and minerality. Malvasia Fina has smokey and waxy charm which comes through on the nose in this wine. Bical is quite fruity and can get tropical if not picked early. Gouveio, more widely planted in the Alentejo region, gives a nuance of anise and white flower. Our elegant cuvée is made using only ambient yeast and is hand-harvested. This climate, combined with granitic soils and fresh river water, is ideal for growing grapes with high acidity and making wines that can be cellared. 9 days of maceration and 15 days of lees contact are followed by racking and aging in stainless steel.