Good old Dão


D__o_bottlesHere's a complement to Great wines from Portugal published earlier this week.

This line up of venerable Dão wines, whites back to 1959 and reds to 1950, were assembled by Álvaro Castro, owner and winemaker of Quinta da Pellada and Quinta de Saes, and Dão patriot (pictured here). The tasting was held in Dirk Niepoort’s beautiful, minimalist tasting room at Quinta de Nápoles in the Douro at the end of 2008, the year that marked the centenary of Dão as an officially demarcated wine region, known then as a região demarcarda. (Castro and Niepoort also collaborate on a Douro/Dão...