Quinta dos Roques and its co-owned winery, Quinta das
Maias, are leading a revolution by producing high quality seriously regarded Portuguese wines that have set the standard
for all the rest of the producers. Located at Abrunhosa do
Mato (between Nelas and Mangualade), Quinta dos Roques’
100 acres of winery and vineyards spread out in 12 plots over
the 1400-foot elevation of the granitic hills at this center of the
Dão wine region. About 75% of the vineyards are devoted to
red grape varietals, dominated by Touriga Nacional (40%),
followed by Roriz (Tempranillo), Alfrocheiro, Jaen (Mencia),
Tinto Cão and Tinta Pinheira. The remaining 25% are white varieties, where Encruzado prevails (40%), followed by Malvasia Fina, Bical & Cercial.
Wine production from the Roques vineyards is bottled under Quinta dos Roques or a
second label, Quinta do Correio. The Roques labels are devoted to the best selections of each year of harvest, with oak ageing of the red wines.