In this article, we discover wines that follow their own paths and challenge traditional paradigms. In the vastness of the Dão slopes, the Caminhos Cruzados winery stands out not only for the quality of its wines, but for the daring to walk off the beaten track. The producer personifies youth and irreverence in a terroir rooted in tradition, reinventing, with each bottle, a new Dão.
Sustainability, authenticity and an innovative outlook are unshakable pillars for Caminhos Cruzados. Here, tradition is appreciated, but does not imprison, just as experimentation is a language as familiar as the vineyards that stretch to the horizon of Quinta da Teixuga, where it is located. The winery produces distinct and varied wines, divided into families and considered a living testimony of how it is possible to combine the ambition for quality with sustainable awareness.
Among the producer's wine families, the Caminhos Cruzados family invites us to discover its vibrant and authentic character, while we dive into a delicious sensorial journey.
For those who find a world in a glass to discover new regions, the Caminhos Cruzados wine range is an authentic expedition through the rich Dão terroir. The uniqueness of this land overflows in each bottle, revealing a mix of flavors that intertwine with good Portuguese cuisine and special moments.
Originating from the most emblematic grape varieties of Dão and harvested from centuries-old vineyards, each grape reflects quality, in addition to the essence of meticulous manual work, where human intervention respects the rhythm of nature. Each bottle carries with it not only the aromas of the grape varieties, but the history and dedication of an experienced and passionate winemaking team.
Crossed Paths White
Produced from the Encruzado, Cerceal-Branco and Malvasia-fina grape varieties, Caminhos Cruzados Branco comes from vineyards located in the sub-region of Terras de Senhorim, between the Dão and Mondego rivers, planted between 400m and 500m of altitude in granite soils. Straw yellow in color, this white wine displays an intense aroma, with notes of white pulp fruit surrounded by slight minerality. On the palate, it is fruity and fresh with great volume. Its finish is long and persistent, with delicate and balanced acidity. As a strong ally to good cuisine, it pairs perfectly with grilled fish, seafood, sushi and fish cataplana.
Caminhos Cruzados Rosé
Caminhos Cruzados Rosé is the ideal wine for rosé lovers. Made from the Touriga Nacional (80%) and Alfrocheiro Preto (20%) grape varieties, this wine, light salmon in color, presents aromas of red fruits, exhibiting a slight tropical touch and a delicate touch of minerality. It is lively, fresh and with excellent volume balanced by acidity. In the mouth, its finish is fine and very persistent, with high gastronomic potential, harmoniously accompanying pasta dishes and even Asian meals.
Caminhos Cruzados Colheita Red
Produced from the Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz and Jean grape varieties, Caminhos Cruzados Colheita Tinto offers a sensorial journey full of sensations. With aromas of ripe forest fruits and slight nuances of dark chocolate, its aging in French oak barrels of different ages and stainless steel vats added body, presence and complexity, without compromising its traditional elegance. Its garnet red color gives it sophistication and personality. This red is the ideal pairing with sausages, grilled red meat, duck rice and roasts.
Caminhos Cruzados Reserva Red
50% of the iconic Touriga Nacional and 50% Alfrocheiro Preto, Caminhos Cruzados Reserva Red is complex and elegant. Garnet red in color, its aromas are fresh, with notes of jammy and spicy black and red fruits. In the mouth, complexity is present, with firm and delicate tannins. For lovers of good cuisine, Reserva Tinto pairs perfectly with lamb dishes, duck rice, game dishes and even rojões.
Caminhos Cruzados Reserva Encruzado
Produced 100% from one of Dão's typical grape varieties, Encruzado, this straw yellow wine has captivating aromas. Full of complexity, it displays citrus and dried fruit nuances, surrounded by a charming minerality. In the mouth, this Reserva Encruzado has good volume and freshness, with high gastronomic capacity, being the ideal partner for dishes with oven-roasted fish, roast lamb and soft cheeses.
Here, at Caminhos Cruzados, the incessant search for excellence is the identity of the producer. The Caminhos Cruzados family of wines is the result of the union between tradition and innovation, where respect for the techniques of past generations combines with an avant-garde outlook. This fusion creates complex, quality wines, highlighting the unique character of the Dão terroir.