|DÃ£o & Beiras|
The area is home to several dozen varieties of indigenous grapes with the majority of wine production being made from the Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, Alfrocheiro
Preto and Encruzado. 80% of the region's production is in red wines with DOC regulations stipulating that at least 20% of the production must be from Touriga Nacional. Some of
the top reserve wine may carry the designation DÃ£o nobre (meaning noble DÃ£o). Another reserve designation Garrafeira requires wines to be 0.5%
higher in alcohol content then the 12.5% minimum and to spend at least 2 years in aging in oak. The maximum yield for red wine grapes is 70 hl/ha.
The combination of higher altitude (vineyards average about 500+ m) and granitic soils combine to offer a succulent character to the best reds and whites, making them very food friendly.
Raymond Reynolds Ltd supplies wines from the following producers in the DÃ£o & Beiras region:
Quinta da Giesta
Casa de Mouraz
Quinta dos Roques