Owner, António Canto Moniz is a surgeon by profession and resident of Porto, and yet spends every weekend and every holiday, plus any other spare time, in Quinta de Barreiros (near Viseu) on his estate. Descended from a family of farmers with a strong connection to the Dão region and its wines, the doctor decided to take up serious winegrowing in the early 1990’s. The family continues to use the centuries old granite wine presses built by António’s great –grandfather and continue the traditional treading of grapes. The name of the current wine “Vinha Paz“ was inspired respectively by António’s mother (Maria da Paz Othon). Vinha Paz translates to “Vineyard of Peace.”
As of 1996, the harvest and vinification had been supervised by Sr. Magalhães Coelho. An individual who has been responsible for the rebirth of the Dão and in 2003 was named “Portuguese Winemaker of the Year”. In 2003, Vinha Paz also received a prestigious award from Portugal’s top wine magazines as “The Revelation Winery of the Year” and has since on been recognized as producing some of the Dão regions top premium wines. br>
The vineyards are on the hillsides north of Dão facing south east with an area of respectively of 12 hectares, where one can see the Old Vines over 40 years and new Vineyards with 5 years, recently restructured. The dominant grape varieties are: Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro Preto and Tinta Roriz.
VINHA PAZ RESERVA
|PRODUCER: VinhaPaz||VOLUME: 750ml|
|COD: Portugal||ALCOHOL: 13.5%|
|REGION: Dao||ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l|
|VARIETAL: 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Tinta Roriz,15% Alfrocheiro,5% Jaen||TASTE: Dry|
An impressively fruity and balanced wine. Black juicy fruit explodes in the mouth with a finish of finely structured tannins.
VINHA PAZ COLHEITA
|PRODUCER: VinhaPaz||ALCOHOL: 12.5%|
|COD: Portugal||ACIDITY: 5.6 g/l|
|REGION: Dao||TASTE: Dry|
|VARIETAL: 80% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Roriz, 10% Alfrocheiro||AGING: aged 17months in French oak barrels|
Dark purple in color. The wine is dense with ripe blackfruit flavors, powerful and well structured, ending in a long finish. A serious terroir driven wine that gives one of the greatest examples of the Dão region
VINHA OTHON RESERVE
|PRODUCER: VinhaPaz||ALCOHOL: 14%|
|COD: Portugal||ACIDITY: 5.37 g/l|
|REGION: Dao||VARIETAL: Touriga Nacional 50%, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz, Baga, Jaen and others|
Presenting a captivating deep ruby color tinged with garnet, it exhales an aroma of ripe red berries with notes of plum, cherry and blackberry, blended with subtle hints of raisin, rosemary, and scrubland. Its silky mouthfeel presents an elegant maturity, with very complete and soft tannins that are distinctly sophisticated. Uniquely balanced with strong mineral notes and a persistent finish, this singular wine is exceptionally authentic, revealing itself as a truly classic DЛo.