Quinta Garrida Dao White
Producer Details – Aliança Vinhos de Portugal
One of Portugal’s largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from Douro in the north to Alentejo in the south. Winemaker Francisco Antunes oversees what must be one of the most diverse ranges in Europe, from the 3rd largest Portuguese rose brand (Casal Mendes) to some of the country’s most impressive premium reds from estates in Douro, Dao, Bairrada and Alentejo. Arguably, Francisco’s greatest achievements lie between these extremes, a range of mid-priced wines from native varieties, full of character, quite distinctly Portuguese, but at the same time approachable and with fresh, modern fruit.
Quinta da Garrida has a vineyard area of 112 hectares. With granitic, light and poor soils, typical from the region, this land allows to create wines with very specific characteristics.
From the Press:
2011 Vintage: “Pear drop and apple aromas over a vibrant spice and peach palate.” Decanter magazine, October 2012