Firo Quinta das Marias – Encruzado

Grape Variety: Encruzado 100%.Vines were planted between 1991 and 2006

Wine-making: The grapes are handpicked and immediately brought to the winery where they undergo hand selection, destemming and crushing. The must is cooled down to 12°C with the help of dried ice (CO2). Skin contact during 24 hours. The must is then fermented in a stainless steel tank at 16°C. Bâtonnage during 3 months.

Tasting Notes: This is one of Quinta das Marias’ star wines, with a deep palate and a luxurious, elegant body. Understated and elegant with an impressive mid-palate, restrained acidity and memorable finish. Concentrated flavors of citrus fruit, lemon confit and a hint of truffle. Herbaceous undertones. Flint on the palate.

Pair with white meats, fish and seafood, risottos, creamy sauces.

Alcohol: 13 Vol.%

Awards: Rated between 89 and 92 points every year since 2006 from the Wine Advocate.

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