Grao Vasco

Quinta dos Carvalhais Grao Vasco

Tasting Notes

Grão Vasco Red 2016 is a vibrant ruby-red colour. It has a young and intense aroma of strawberries, blackberries and cherries, with additional balsamic nuances and floral tones. Great as an aperitif, as well as at mealtimes, this medium-bodied wine is smooth and appetising: its round tannins allied to a harmonious and lively acidity.


42% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz, 24% Alfrocheiro, 9% Jaen

Technical Notes

The grapes destined for this Grão Vasco Red underwent destemming and soft crushing before the resulting mass was drained into stainless steel tanks with automatically-controlled temperatures and 'pumping over'. Fermentation took around 5 days, during which time the must was pumped over several times to gently extract aromas and phenolic compounds from the grape skins. It was subsequently stored in vats and the pulp crushed in pneumatic presses to gently extract any residual wine. After malolactic fermentation, Grão Vasco Red matured in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling, which was carried out in stages to maintain freshness. A varying period in the bottle ensued prior to its release for sale.

Food Pairing

Fantastic as an aperitif, Grão Vasco Red is an extremely versatile and gastronomic wine that pairs wonderfully with meat dishes, game, all types of poultry and cheeses.

Did you know fact

Grão Vasco was a famous Renaissance painter in Viseu, capital of the Dão region. Grão Vasco the wine was born in 1958 when Sogrape was founded, and has since been the very essence of Dão wine, further perfected in the ’90s with modern winemaking techniques at Quinta dos Carvalhais. Grão Vasco’s golden capsule was inspired by the painting São Pedro or Saint Peter, the most famous work of Grão Vasco. Quinta dos Carvalhais is now a benchmark for best practices in the Portuguese wine industry as it defends the interests and living conditions of many small winegrowers who deliver their grapes there.