Encruzado


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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

None Tannins

Medium Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

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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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly