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.
Though light in color and weight, this Portuguese red blend opens with a bouquet of slight mint and clove notes over cherry fruit. Lean, clean and dry, it’s a pleasant, straightforward red that will accompany hors d’oeuvres or lighter foods well.