The grapes were first foot trodden in a traditional stone tank (“lagar”) then transferred into an open stainless steel tank with robotic pistons. Fermentation took place for 7 days under strict controlled temperature environment.
Vineyards: Socalcos (terraces supported by stoned walls) Age of Vines: +100 years old
20 months in new oak barrels (85% French, 15% American)
Color: Opaque with deep violet hues
Nose: Extraordinary complex on the nose, with fresh aromas of spice, gum cistus and wild berry fruit. Everything is well- balanced, resulting in a wine of great freshness and depth. Palate: Lush and charming beginning that leads to a tight-knit structure of firm, finely-textured tannins nicely wrapped in complex flavours of wild berry fruit and fresh spice. A unique and distinctive wine with an elegant and lingering finish.
Quinta do Crasto, which traces its roots back to the 17th century, was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, a partner in the Port house of Constantino, in 1910. ln 1981, Constantino de Almeida’s granddaughter Leonor (“Tita”) and her husband Jorge Roquette took over the Quinta, determined to restore and revitalize the family estate. Following the change in Portuguese law (allowing single quintas to bottle and export wine), Crasto has been producing and exporting table and port wines since 1994. The perseverance and commitment of the Roquette family has restored Quinta do Crasto to its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro.