Branco (Encruzado e Arinto)
85% Encruzado and 15% Arinto. Lush, exuberant Encruzado, the grape that shines by the coast as well as in the mountainous Dão, is kept in check here by the sharp Arinto. Vinification is the same as the Arinto/Fernao Pires blend, in open vats, with a four day maceration period. It ferments on its lees and ages for 11 months in used oak barrels.