This region of cool forest-clad mountains has been described as the Burgundy of Portugal. The elevations and cool temperatures slow down ripening giving a higher acidity. These elegant wines are lighter than the wines from the Douro and have great ageing potential. Grape varieties include Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Encruzado. With flavours of spiced plums and red cherries and lovely balanced acidity the red wines pair well with grilled and roasted meats while the white wines with their mineral and ripe tropical fruit flavours are a wonderful accompaniment to roast chicken. If you love Pinot Noir or Chardonnay try a wine from the Dão !