Encruzado is one to the best and most distinct of the Portuguese white grape varieties. This wine, after 4 months aging in usted barrels on yeast lees has a citrus and white peach aroma, with refreshing minerality on the palate, so characteristic of the variety.
One of my favourite white discoveries of last year; crisp, fresh and elegant with classic varietal character and a mouthwatering finish. - Chris Connolly
It presents an intense ruby colour with a red fruit and black tea flavour along with soft tannins and a balanced acidity.
- Filipe Sevinate Pinto & Susana Correia, winemakers
Rich smoky black fruit aromas, with star anise, clove and a touch of spicy oak, lead on to a complex palate. Ripe bramble fruit and plum flavours are backed by well-structured tannins and a touch of dark chocolate - all lifted by balancing acidity.