Red wines from the Dao should always demonstrate a certain succulence from a combination of altitude and granitic soils, but Maias Tinto goes the extra mile. At these even higher vineyards (around 650m), Jaen (Tinta Mencia) makes for a glass full of delicious crunchy fruit in this medium bodied wine.
Maias is the local name for the Weaver's Broom plant which surrounds the estate here (its yellow flowers blossom in May in this part of Dao, hence its nickname - Maio is the word for May).
This Valpolicella is ruby red in colour, with youthful highlights. Fragrant fruit with prominent notes...
Balanced, smooth, fruity, with a well-rounded, pleasant finish. Fine tannins without being overpowering. Good weight...