Originally a Spanish name, the Portuguese grape Jaen is found predominantly in the Dão region. Grown in an area where slow fermentation is ideal for the type of wines produced, the Jaen grape is recognized for a relatively low acidity but a lively peppery nose and taste, creating an easy and appealing fruit-forward wine.
QdL's Jaen is quite rare as a monovarietal. Beautiful structure with spicy red fruits come together with vegetal and resinous notes that add an earthiness to an otherwise fruit forward wine. With a fresh medium body and a long lingering finale, this 100% Jaen, is an interesting discovery from this region.