Quinta Dos Roques
"Located between Mangualde and Nelas, in place of the Abrunhosa do Mato, the Quinta dos Roques is an example of the spirit with which the new Dão is built. Since the beginning of the Roques, there have been more a century, the vine and the wine are part of the daily life of this family, although for a long time the production did not satisfy more than the consumption needs of the house.
In the early 1990s, after choosing the best places with granite and, sometimes, shale soils, on gentle slopes facing south, the best traditional grape varieties in the region were planted using the most advanced techniques. A new cellar was then built, combining modern and traditional, science and technology.
Side by side, in perfect symbiosis, electronic presses appear alongside granite "lagares", stainless steel tanks with oak barrels, cold systems with underground cellars. And the very first wines produced immediately showed that everything was on the right track.
Currently, the Quinta dos Roques has 40 hectares of modern vines, which stand out from the rest by the rationality of the conduction systems and the quality of the grapes produced.
Wine production, which tends to increase, is around 150,000 liters, of which 10,000 liters are natural sparkling wines. The wines are marketed under the name "Quinta dos Roques and Quinta do Correio".