NV Cruz White

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jdaw1
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NV Cruz White

Post by jdaw1 » 21:57 Wed 16 Mar 2011

NV Cruz White: 10% opaque, yellow with a hint of apricot. And paler than the Ferreira White. Dominated by a rough acidity from start to medium-long finish. Also a Sauternes-like pineapple that is quite pleasant. Maybe that acid is pineapple acid (malic?).

With practice still not good, and too much acidity, which has become less pineapple, and sweetness showing stronger.

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Re: NV Cruz White

Post by RonnieRoots » 05:43 Mon 21 Mar 2011

Getting desperate, are we?

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Re: NV Cruz White

Post by jdaw1 » 08:29 Mon 21 Mar 2011

I was in Monoprix, saw them, and thought that a two-bottle €15 experiment might be worthwhile.

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Re: NV Cruz White

Post by JacobH » 11:19 Mon 21 Mar 2011

I am intrigued by the fact that Cruz’ label-designers decided that it required no less than four mentions of the fact that this was, indeed, a Portuguese product.

What temperature did you try these? Chilling can help the acidity, to an extent...
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Re: NV Cruz White

Post by jdaw1 » 11:54 Mon 21 Mar 2011

JacobH wrote:What temperature did you try these?
Fridge.

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Re: NV Cruz White

Post by RonnieRoots » 14:23 Mon 21 Mar 2011

Once the temperatures in Paris are decent: buy big chunk of stinky cheese. Buy large amount of tonic water. Buy mint. Go to park. Bring port (chilled), tonic water (chilled), ice cubes, mint and cheese. Sit in park, drink portonic, use the cheese to numb your taste buds.

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