Quinta de Lemos
The Encruzado caste is exclusive of the Dão region, is very balanced, aromatic and gives the wines great longevity. The plants grow on slopes between 350 and 400 metres above sea level. The vineyard is managed within an integrated protection programme, and the application of herbicides is forbidden. Weeds are controlled by tilling the soil. Harvesting is manual, when the vines reach their optimum point of maturation, which takes place in the second fortnight in September. The harvest is done in small boxes of 10Kgs. Fermentation in stainless steel vats.