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Julia Kemper Wines
Situated in the heart of Portugal, Dão region is one of the oldest wine regions in Portugal, a rugged region of contrasts and stories. Although it was created in 1908, it was the first demarcated region of pasture to be regulated in Portugal in 1910.
The 15 Ha of vineyards planted at Quinta do Cruzeiro are delicately treated in conformity with sustainable agricultural practices; organic farming consistent with the values and the heritage from past generations (the properties have been in the Melo family for 400 hundred years). When Julia took over in 2000 and decided on the direction of the estate, the preliminary analysis of the land confirmed that it was free from contamination indicating that there has always been a concern to preserve what nature gave. Since the first vintage to be sold commercially in 2008, Julia Kemper wines have showcased the traditional varietals of the region and have garnered rave reviews in the domestic and international press. They are boutique wines, elegant, with a delightful acidity, floral aromas and amazing texture.
2010 Julia Kemper Dão Tinto DOC
40% Touriga Nacional, 35% Tinta Roriz, 15% Other varieties & 10% Jaen
Hand picked from vines grown on ganitic soils; aged 12 months in French oak barrels and then an additional 12 months in bottle before release. This wine of extreme elegance and character presents a purple color and a complex and striking aroma where we can find ripe red fruit combined with notes of rosemary and moka. The palate is long and structured. Best served at 16-18°C.
2013 Julia Kemper DOC Dão Aragonez
Deep ruby wine with garnet reflections that reveals a fresh red fruit aroma with wild blackberry notes and shades of pine trees and pine needles, characteristic of the terroir. It shows an elegant and delicate body with excellent balance between acidity, tannins and the mouth volume. Fresh and mineral notes stand out and the distinct persistence to draw a wine with outstanding character. Aged only in inox and bottle.
2015 Julia Kemper Dão Branco DOC
40% Malvasia Fina, 40% Encruzado & 20% Gouveio
Aged 6 months in French oak barrels, this wine presents a magnificent citrus color with greenish reflections. Very young and fresh with notes of orange blossom, soft lime, custard apple and mango. It reveals a rich acidity and good mouth volume, with a pronounced character, expresses a unique minerality, elegance and personality. The “in mouth” sensation is fresh and long. Best served at 12°C.