Encruzado - Quinta da Mariposa - Dao - Portugal
Quinta da Mariposa
Quinta da Mariposa is a ‘distinctly Dão’ producer, making wines that are characteristic of the region from only native varieties; including Encruzado, Jaen and Tinta Roriz.
After working with some of the best wineries of the Dão region, oenologist Lúcia Freitas returned to her family estate in Terras de Senhorim to establish Quinta da Mariposa – a project that harmonizes her respect for tradition and her dream of making wines of extraordinary character from the region she knows so well. Together with her husband Filipe, plans are currently underway to convert the town’s local nightclub into a winery, serendipitously this is where the couple danced together when they were young.
Citrus yellow colour, floral aroma's with slight toasted notes and hint of granite minerality. On the palate it is unctuous with citrus notes and a lively acidity. The finish is long and vibrant.
Match it with baked fish, lobster and light curry dishes.