2021 Quinta Dos Roques Branco Encruzado Dao
Luis Lourenço runs this family winery, a leader in the Dão region, which is credited with reviving the reputation of the indigenous Encruzado grape. Part barrel-fermented and aged for seven months on its lees with some batonnage, this is a textured, full-bodied, nutty white with creamy richness along with notes of citrus zest, white flowers and orchard fruit and sweet spice. It has good ageing potential thanks to its fine structure and fresh acidity. Perfect to drink with snacks and big enough to tackle most meals.