QUINTA DOS CARVALHAIS ENCRUZADO WHITE
Producer Notes 2018
The Encruzado grapes destined for this wine were collected at the winery in 20kg boxes and unloaded directly into a pneumatic press. After crushing the grapes, the must was subject to static decanting at low temperature for a period of 24 hours. It was subsequently transferred to a stainless steel tank where fermentation began. The wine was subsequently moved to French oak barrels of different capacities (225, 500 and 1000 litres), where it ended fermentation and aged.
A clear, bright citrine yellow colour. Aromatically intense, with notes of yellow-pulped fruits, such as peaches and nectarines. Floral notes of jasmine. This wine has a complex bouquet with a very well-integrated sweetness courtesy of its ageing in the barrel. On the palate, it is aromatically intense, with further notes of peaches and flowers. A firm and well-integrated acidity invites a balanced and persistent finish.