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Quinta Dos Roques Encruzado White 2010

Quinta Dos Roques Encruzado White 2010

Sku: 052247

Wine maker notes
Quinta dos Roques and its co-owned winery, Quinta das Maias, are leading a revolution by producing high quality seriously regarded Portuguese wines that have set the standard for all the rest of the producers. Located at Abrunhosa do Mato (between Nelas and Mangualade), Quinta dos Roques 100 acres of winery and vineyards spread out in 12 plots over the 1400-foot elevation of the granitic hills at this center of the Do wine region. About 75% of the vineyards are devoted to red grape varietals, dominated by Touriga Nacional (40%), followed by Roriz (Tempranillo), Alfrocheiro, Jaen (Mencia), Tinto Co and Tinta Pinheira. The remaining 25% are white varieties, where Encruzado prevails (40%), followed by Malvasia Fina, Bical & Cercial. Wine production from the Roques vineyards is bottled under Quinta dos Roques or a second label, Quinta do Correio. The Roques labels are devoted to the best selections of each year of harvest, with oak ageing of the red wines.

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100% Encruzada, a Portuguese varietal, remarkable for its balance between sugar and acidity. This wine is lively on the nose with lemon-citrus, and melon aromas, with an undercurrent of stone fruit. It is well structured with herbal characteristics and an extended depth of flavor from five months oak aging. Drinks beautifully now, but has the ability to age. This wine has been called " of the best, typically Portuguese whites," by Jancis Robinson. Sadie Flateman, Wine Buyer

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Country: Portugal
Type: Still wine

Reg. $18.99

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