Revela: an exciting new producer from Portugal’s Dão wine region

Mariana Salvador is a winemaker working with Textura and the Barbetio still wines. Revela is her own project in the Dão, and debut vintage was 2021. The vineyards are in Nelas.

Revela Tinto 2021 Dão, Portugal
From Nelas. This is a single plot of 96 year old vines, and it’s a field blend but with a majority (55%) of Jaen, as well as 10 other varieties. The grapes are co-fermented and 20% stems are used. This is supple, fine and fresh with focused berry and cherry fruit. Stony and bright with good concentration and balance. Such precision here. 95/100

Revela Encruzado 2021 Dão, Portugal
Fresh, fine and slightly chalky. Very mineral and expressive with brightness and focus. Good weight and balance here: a really impressive wine. 94/100

Revela Branco 2022 Dão, Portugal
The top white. Encruzado, Malvasia and Bical. Fine, lively and mineral showing lovely precision and purity with a slight saline twist. Very expressive with a nice acid line. 95/100