Quinta da Pellada Primus, 2014, Dão, Portugal
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Primus is Latin for 'first'. To quote Barry White: our first, our last, our everything
A startlingly good piece of winemaking. This is the kind of wine that stops you in your tracks and makes you question why you'd bother with anything else ever again. Primus is Latin for 'first', in the words of Barry White, this is our first, our last, our everything.
Álvaro Castro and his daughter Maria are widely acknowledged as being the leading producers in Portugal's Dão region, known as the Burgundy of Portugal because of the elegance of its wines. Álvaro was a civil engineer who inherited the family property in 1980. The farm has been in existence since the 16th Century, but only started making its own wines under Álvaro, prior to this its grapes were sold for blending.