A high granitic plateau in the central northern belt of Portugal. The soil, and altitude both contribute to the classic succulent character in both red and white wines from this region. After years of suppression through archaic laws stopping growers from taking their own wines to market, this region is casting off its shackles of the past like no other.

In the Dão, Quinta dos Roques and the organic Maias have long been trailblazers, yet remain at the head of the field. In Tondela, Casa de Mouraz's bio-dynamic interpretations are captivating.