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.

Primary Flavors

  • Grapefruit

  • Lemon Zest

  • Hazelnut

  • Ginger

  • Resin

Taste Profile

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

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cold
    45–55°F / 7–13°C
  • 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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