Monthly Archives August 2014

Dão Branco. 2012. Julia Kemper

Dão, which is pronounced, I think, something like “down” is a historic region in the north of Portugal, pretty much centrally situated between the coast and Spanish border. I remember drinking red wines from here back in the 1980’s. They were okay but a bit dusty, rustic and lean. Portugal however is undergoing a wine renaissance and I’ve been over there twice recently and have been really impressed by the wines that are now on offer. The Portuguese are fiercely proud of all their local grape varieties – there are over two hundred that you’ll probably never see outside of
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