By: Joe Manekin
K&L Staff Member
If there is a single Portuguese region that consistently brings great value to the table, and is unfortunately as consistently overlooked, it would have to be the Dao. There are great wines at a variety of price points, though this under $20 white is one of my current favorites. It features Encruzado, the region's star grape and a variety that can bring to mind Chablis, Muscadet, Godello for the Iberian inclined imbibers out there. Citrus - particularly ripe pink grapefruit - on the nose, leads to a palate of pure fruit, with nice extract and phenolic qualities as well. Organically farmed, raised in neutral oaked, further cultivated by a sound system streaming in live opera from the Met for crying out softly...this is a wine well worth experiencing!