Journalist Eric Asimov, a columnist for The New York Times, wrote an article about 12 unique grapes from around the world. Traveling through the region of California, France, Germany, Italy, Greece and Portugal. Among several red and white grapes is the white grape Encruzado.
About the Encruzado grape he comments: "This rare grape accounts for some of the best white wines from the Dão region of northern Portugal, a country far better known for reds. In the hands of good producers like Quinta do Perdigão, Casa de Mouraz and Quinta das Marias, encruzado makes an herbal, earthy, tangy wine, with an intriguing bitter note that lingers. It is refreshing, surprisingly flavorful and well worth trying. "
Eric Asimov says that the darkness in the wine world may change suddenly. Showing that in 2012 he had presented a list of little-known grapes, describing them as esoteric, one of them was Mencia grape. After 5 years these grapes are already firmly established in the knowledge of the oenophiles. The journalist still leaves the question of who knows if by 2020 the grape varieties of this new list are in the mouths of the world.
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