15 MARCH 2017


This historic wine from José Maria da Fonseca in the Dão region has a new label. The new image of Terras Altas pays tribute to António Porto Soares Franco, member of the 5th generation of the family, winemaker and owner of an extraordinary sense of smell. During his trips to the Dão region he used to visit one special vine, with which he had a special affection. This connection is lost in 1968 when he dies. Inexplicably, the vine dies that same year and now it can be visited in the Museum House of José Maria da Fonseca in Azeitão.

The story that inspires this wine comes from the connection and love with the soil, which is part of our wines until today. Terras Altas is a wine with soft and round tannins, fruity palate, balanced and a delicate influence of oak.

This wine made its debut in the 1950s with the bottling being undertaken at our winery in Alcafache in the Dão wine region. In 1996 the aging process and the bottling of Terras Altas was transferred to the Azeitão winery.


Terras Altas Tinto Bottle Classification: D.O.C. Dão
Grapes: Jaen, Alfrocheiro e Touriga Nacional
Region: Dão
Type of Soil: Slate
Wine Production: 30.000 litres

Tasting Notes:
Colour: Ruby Aroma: Cedar, leather, artichoke, tea, american oak (vanilla)
Palate: Some fruit, good acidity, soft tannins but present
Finish: Medium

Vinification: Skin contact at 28ºC
Ageing: 2 months in american oak
Bottling: February 2017

Serving Suggestions: Serve at a temperature of 14ºC as an accompaniment to white meats.