#WineWednesday – 2011 Encruzado

By on February 26, 2014

2011 Encruzado, Quinta das Marias

Dão, Portugal

Yet another wonderful and relatively inexpensive white wine here made of indigenous Encruzado grapes grown in the beautiful Dão valley; sampled it alongside a very good Saint – Aubin 1er cru blanc and there were similarities mouthfill and minerality – wise between the two, although the one from Burgundy almost three times the cost; pear and tropical fruit flavours intermingle with savoury – yeasty – spicy accents; medium to full – weight with firm acidity and a persistent, long and clean finish; available @lcbo Vintages for $16.95; makes a great pairing with herb – roasted chicken, pork roast, or soft ripened artisanal cheeses.


Zoltan Szabo

About Zoltan Szabo

Zoltan Szabo is one of the most recognizable personalities of the Canadian Sommelier scene. For over twenty years in the industry and three continents – wide resume, he has garnered international recognition. Clients include the Tokaj Renaissance, Wine Council of Ontario, Skyline Boutique Hotels & Resorts and Trump International Hotel, just to mention a few. With TV, radio and video blog appearances by the dozen throughout the years, Szabo had become a mainstay character of the global wine trade. He consults, writes, educates and judges for some of the most elite organizations, competitions and media forums. Member of the Canadian Wine Writers’ Circle, Zoltan also voices his opinion about wine and the finer aspects of life over social media outlets @zoltanszabo

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