Mencia, Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro
The Lourenço family are considered by many to lead the way in winemaking in the Dão. Their vineyard is now a registered organic estate, & their wine is grown high in the mountains on granite soil. Maias is the local name for the Weaver’s Broom plant, which surrounds the estate here. This wine is more akin to a Beaujolais Cru. Soft, succulent red fruit, crème de cassis, a splash of cream, savoury dried herbs, & deeply refreshing acidity; we love this slightly chilled with barbeques, light lunches, etc. Mediterranean or Middle Eastern fare.