Encruzado

  • Grape
  • en-kru-zah-doh

A rare Portuguese white wine with exceptional quality and ability to be aged in oak, giving it a similar taste to white Burgundy; it shows a distinct, slatey minerality.

Full-Bodied White

Primary Flavors

  • Grapefruit

  • Lemon Zest

  • Hazelnut

  • Ginger

  • Resin

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium
  • Sweetness: Bone-Dry
  • Tannin: Low/None
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Alcohol: 11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold (45–55°F)
  • Glass TypeAroma Collector
  • Decant No
  • Ageability5-10 years
  • Avg Price $15.00

Food Pairing

Oak-aged Encruzado wines offer more richness and pair well with succulent light meats and grilled fish. Try garnishing resinous herbs including rosemary, parsley, thyme, and/or oregano.

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