Wine Note

Julia Kemper Dao Branco

It's a blend of equal parts of the top-quality Encruzado and Malvasia Fina grapes that are characteristic of Dão and a little Verdelho. Some of it was barrel fermented and this is clearly a wine of substance and potential. I loved its hint of leafiness, it very firm structure, its smoky but not exaggerated pungency and its real weight in the mouth. It tastes as though it just avoids being oily and heavy but is an admirably interesting and satisfying mouthful. I thought it would drink well over the next three years - preferably wth some quite assertive food. This is the sort of wine that would very happily stand in for a white burgundy.
Jancis Robinson, Wine of the Week, 24/2/2012

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