The Encruzado variety is unique in the Dão region: it is quite balanced, aromatic and gives the wines a great longevity. The vines grow on slopes located between 350 and 400 meters. The vineyard is grown in an integrated protection program: the use of herbicides is forbidde. Infestation control is carried out through soil movement. Grape picking is done by hand, variety by variety, when the ideal point of ripeness is reached, normally in the second fortnight of September. The harvest is collected in small 10 kg boxes.
Produced in stainless steel at a temperature of 13ºC, while two-thirds of its final fermentation is in new French oak barrels where it was matured for 15 months.