Encruzado, the white grape of the Dão region, brings out ripe tropical fruits, a smooth Chardonnay-like character and great richness. The wine is full of peach and apricot flavors, laced with pear and supported by some wood aging. It's worth aging this wine another 2–3 years.
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.