Grão Vasco is a leading brand of the Dão region.Winemaking: The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed, then conveyed by gravity to stainless steel fermentation vats with automatic temperature control and pumping over. The fermentation took around 5 days, during which the wine was pumped over numerous times to encourage gentle extraction of aromatic and phenolic compounds from the skins. It was subsequently racked off into storage tanks and the solids were gently pressed in pneumatic presses to extract the wine they contained.
Maturation: After undergoing malolactic fermentation, Then was aged in stainless steel vats until bottling. Bottling is done in batches, in order to maintain the freshness of the blend. The bottled wine is aged for varying lengths of time before release.
The aroma is reminiscent of strawberries, blackberries and plums, making this a really nice, easy wine to drink before and/or with a meal. It’s a smooth, elegant, medium-bodied wine that slips down easily, with well-rounded tannins and bright, well-balanced acidity.