Quinta dos Roques
THE SPIRIT OF THE NEW DÃO
Considered one of the leaders of the region, Quinta dos Roques combines in a perfect way century-old traditions with the most updated technologies, resulting in one of the finest “quinta” wines produced in Portugal.
Since the first Roques, over more than a century ago, the vineyards and the wine are part of the everyday life of this family, although for a long time the production was only enough for the quinta’s own consumption. In the early 1980’s, traditional agriculture gave way to an ambitious project, aiming to produce a superior quality Dão wine.
After choosing the best places with granitic and, at times, schistous soils, in gentle southern facing slopes, the best traditional grape varieties of the region were planted following the most advanced techniques. A new winery was then built, combining the modern with the traditional, science and technology with art.
Side by side, in perfect symbiosis, electronic presses appeared alongside granite “lagares”, stainless steel vats alongside oak barrels, refrigeration systems and underground cellars. And the very first wines produced immediately showed that the new Quinta dos Roques was on the right path…