Quinta do Serrado Encruzado
What’s most surprising about this wine is that you can immediately tell it’s from the Dão region. Adding to that, the presence of the oak from the barrels is noticeable and gives it a very interesting flavour.
We are, of course, biased – because, as you can tell, we really enjoy Dão wines – but this region is coming out with so much excellent produce that we lack words to speak of it all.
This wine has travelled from Penalva do Castelo to be in your hands.
The Quinta do Serrado is one of the estates with the most history in this demarcated region, but it only started showing itself to the world at the beginning of the 1980s.
Harvesting is done manually, as good old tradition demands.
This single-variety wine is perfect for accompanying the starters for a weekend lunch, fish or seafood dishes, and soft, creamy cheeses.
It has that straw-yellow colour that almost hypnotises you. The fresh fruit touch is just mesmerising for the senses.
We might be getting a bit carried away now… but it’s hard not to, believe us. Despite this, we’ll understand if you decide you want to store this wine for a while.
The producer asked us to tell you that this wine’s ageing potential is about 3-5 years. So, it’s your decision.
If you enjoy Dão wines, you’ll quickly recognise the region’s characteristic taste. If you’re not familiar with them, you’re in for a great surprise.
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Appellation: Dão DOC
Varieties: Encruzado (100%)
The winemaking process starts with the selection of grapes from the Quinta do Serrado and Quinta do Mosteiro.
All grapes were manually harvested at the ideal moment of maturation. Ageing took place during 12 months in French-oak barrels with weekly bâttonage.
Aroma: Clear well-integrated and elegant presence of oak in the aroma, fresh fruit, white plum and almond notes, light toast.
Mouth: Very proportioned in the mouth, excellent acidity, an elegant and attractive set.
Ageing potential: 3 to 5 years
Recommended Dishes: Starters, lean meats, fish, seafood, salads, soft cheeses and cured meats.
Oenologist: Carlos Silva (engineer)
Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge 2012
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