Accompaniment to pasta with thick sauces, lamb chops, cheddar and goat cheese.
Dão was considered a shy younger brother of the Douro valley, near which it is located, although there are many good wines made in different styles. This is an example of expressive style of Dao: bright wine with notes of black berries and spices, juicy rich taste and a long mineral aftertaste.
History of wine
The name of the estate derives from the Portuguese word for the month of May, which is when the Weaver's Broom (known as Giesta, but here as Maias) flowers here. Vineyards are situated at 600 m above sea level.
Luis Lourenço is from the hereditary winemaking family. The Lourenço family began making wine in the early 20th century, although at first, it was just for personal consumption, then in the 1980s, they embarked on an ambitious project to produce high-quality wines on a larger scale. They began with Quinta dos Roques and Quinta do Correiro, but purchased Quinta das Maias in 1997 in the foothills of the Serra da Estrella Mountains, a move which made sense as the wines for this property had been produced at Quinta dos Roques since 1992Headed by current generation Luis Lourenço got an ORGANIC wine certificate and started to produce five new wines that show great value for money. .The vines are up to 30 years old and consist of native varieties: malvasia fina and Verdelho dominate the white plantings and Jaen (also known as tinta Mencia), Tinta roriz (better known as tempranillo) and Touriga nacional make up the majority of the red grape varieties.