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.
Produced in Quinta de Santa Teresa, with grapes from the P67 parcel, this Monólogo is made from Avesso, the typical variety of Baião.
This wine shows a fresh aromatic profile, with notes of white flowers, thyme and a citric side to it, particularly passion fruit. On the palate smooth and silky notes of guava and pear, along with a well-adjusted acidity. It will age well in bottle.
Made from 100% Alicante Bouschet from the Antes and Boa Vista vineyards. The grapes are harvested as late possible to obtain the full richness of the fruit and tannins. The wine sees prolonged maceration on skins followed by 14 months maturation in barrel. The wine has intense notes of dark fruit and spice, which on the palate become plums and prunes, with smooth rich tannins providing a long rich finish with some good acidity.
Whilst Loureiro is one of the main, and best, grapes used to make Vinho Verde it hasn't achieved quite the fame that Alvarinho has yet but it well worth trying. Alongside bright grapefruit notes, with hints of white blossom, there's a minerality that adds a richness and lovely weight on the palate. Very clean, fresh and moreish.