Fermented and aged in new Portuguese oak, this wine has a distinct smoky-nutty quality. Made from the Portuguese varietals Encruzado, Assario Branco and Cerceal, it is dry, crisp and amply structured. Will work best with food. Probably not for sipping as an apéritif. Shows more fruit and floral qualities with time in the glass.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.