The Dão's very own white variety, Encruzado gives a citric, bright lime and grapefruit wine, with a delicious bite of pear skin. This is a fine example of the grape, rounded at the edges, with an outburst of fresh acidity, very fresh, but worth aging for 2–3 years.
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