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Lagar de Darei Dão Branco '17


Lagar de Darei Dão Branco '17

We are so excited to introduce the new vintage of one of our favorite Portuguese white wines, Darei Branco!

We believe that the Dão is a region of immense potential.

Located south of the Douro, the Dão is truly a unique and diverse region. It is bordered on three sides by mountains: Serra da Estrella, Serra do Caramulo, and Serra da Nave. This protection agains cooling Atlantic wines, and warming northern winds, gives it a temperate climate. Couple that with elevation, granite soils, forests, and an extreme diurnal temperature shift. This creates captivating wines full richness, freshness and balance.

Darei’s namesake is of the town in which is it located in, and it’s become quite the family affair since José Ruivo founded the winery. With a combination of purchased fruit and some estate fruit, they have always kept tradition in mind, which is why we love these benchmark examples of the Dão.

The Branco is a blend of 70% Encruzado, 15% Bical and 15% Malvasia Fina. The wine has signature tropical fruit aromas like pineapple skin, hints of apricot and white peach, with a richness that comes about in a subtle creamy mouthfeel. The wine is cut by striking acidity, keeping it fresh and balanced.




Producer Casa de Darei
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml


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Dão, Portugal


Darei is a tiny village in Mangualde, a part of the Dão region of north-central Portugal. It is here that Carlos Ruivo and his family live and work the vines, quietly making some of the best wines in the region.

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To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

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1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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