“Once Portugal’s most famous red, Dão is now softer, fruitier and very much back in fashion,” says top critic Oz Clarke, who’s a big fan of Giesta. There are few winemakers better suited to give you a taste than the masterful Nuno Cancela de Abreu. His 2012 won a gold medal from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014, so we’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this next vintage! Look for layers of spicy, red-fruit flavors. One sip and you’ll see why this red’s always a customer favorite – and why Wine Spectator calls Portugal “the most exciting wine place on the planet today.”
We’re proud of our long-standing friendship with Nuno Cancela de Abreu. “My family has made wine for four generations. Thanks to their passion and the sense of responsibility they engendered, I inherited a love of Dão wines,” says Nuno. Fun fact: in Portuguese, giesta means ‘broom,’ and is a reference to the region’s prolific wild shrub, easily identified by its long, yellow flowers.