The Encruzado is Dão's own grape, rarely found outside this mountain region. Here, it has produced a smooth wine, with reminders of a mineral Chardonnay—textured, cool, collected and crisp. Apples and white fruits are laced with delicious, refreshing acidity. Drink from 2014.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.