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Dão, Portugal

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Region Profile

Dão, Portugal

In the heart of Portugal, the Dão region stands as a beacon of natural winemaking principles. Nestled among the rugged hills and ancient forests, Dão's winemakers embrace traditional methods that prioritize the purity of the grape and the integrity of the land. Here, vineyards are often farmed organically or biodynamically, with a focus on biodiversity and minimal intervention. The result is wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region, characterized by its granite soils and temperate climate. Dão's natural wines showcase a remarkable balance of fruit, acidity, and minerality, with reds dominated by indigenous varieties such as Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, and whites featuring Encruzado and Bical. These wines often exhibit vibrant flavors of red berries, wild herbs, and floral notes, with a sense of freshness and vitality that speaks to the region's natural beauty. With its commitment to sustainable practices and artisanal winemaking, Dão has emerged as a leading destination for those seeking authentic and soulful wines that capture the essence of Portugal's winemaking tradition.

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Natural Wine from Portugal

In Portugal, the natural wine movement is gaining momentum, as winemakers across the country embrace sustainable practices and minimal intervention techniques to craft wines of exceptional character and purity. From the historic vineyards of the Douro Valley to the sun-drenched slopes of Alentejo and the rugged coastline of the Azores, Portugal's winemakers are tapping into the country's rich viticultural heritage and diverse terroir. By prioritizing organic and biodynamic farming methods and allowing fermentation to occur spontaneously with native yeasts, these vintners produce wines that reflect the unique flavors and aromas of Portugal's indigenous grape varieties. With a focus on authenticity and a deep respect for tradition, Portugal's natural wine producers are carving out a distinct identity in the global wine market, offering a taste of the country's rich cultural heritage and commitment to sustainable winemaking practices.