Location: MortÃ¡gua, DÃ£o
Website address: No site
These are the â€œprofessionalsâ€ as we mentioned before. A Pythonesque bunch, using their joint expertise to make modern wines in the
DÃ£o, from Nuno Cancelaâ€™s family vineyards. Yes, this is the same Band that gives us the lively tuned Giesta RosÃ©. This is 100%
Touriga Nacional, and the cornerstone of all the reds that they produce. Lead guitarist Nuno enchants us with his Touriga chords; the cool fresh happy riff of the Giesta
Tinto, the romantically expressive Fonte do Ouro Reserva, only topped by the deep soul feel of the Fonte do Ouro Touriga Nacional.
In the background but clearly audible are the crisp vocals of Arinto and Encruzado which make up the fine Giesta Branco.
For older vintage information please contact us or consult the producerâ€™s website
Quinta da Giesta RosÃ©
Current Vintage: 2010
Classic rose colour with violet aromas typical of the variety; the fresh taste is complemented by delicate berry fruit flavours.
Summary (Training bullets / Reasons to Buy):
â€œA lovely summery example.â€ Tom Cannavan in wine-pages.com
Quinta da Giesta Branco
Current Vintage: 2009
A cocktail of local varieties including the illustrious Encruzado, assembled by winemaking guru Nuno Cancela. A pithy, minerally white which works well as an aperitif but can
handle most flavours up to Caesar Salad volume.
Quinta da Giesta Tinto
Current Vintage: 2008
We often argue that good Dao wines should have a refreshing succulence to them, from a combination of higher vineyards and granitic soils. The red Giesta reflects this style
perfectly, with medium body and a soft spiciness.
Touriga Nacional-based red which won the Dao Trophy at the International Wine Challenge in 2008.
2000 - 05/04 This is developing well but still needs some further time to reach its full potential. Deep and complex flavours of blueberry compot and minty chocolate. It has a
elegant structure and and lovely freshness to the finish despite significant structure. Drink after 2010