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  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    From 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Dark chocolate based desserts

The Story

The grapes, coming from old vines, were taken to the winery in plastic boxes. On arrival in the winery they were rigorously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes with their stems were then slightly crushed and transferred to a traditional stone tank where they were foot trodden. Later, the grape spirit was added to stop the fermentation and fortify the wine.

Soils: Schist
Vineyards: “Socalcos” (terraces supported by stone walls) Age of Vines: 60+ years old
Aging: Two years in large Portuguese oak vats. Bottled without fining or filtration; a light sediment may form in the bottle over time.

TASTING

Color: Opaque
Nose: Excellent aroma expression and concentration, showing fresh berry fruit and gum cistus notes and soft spices hints. Palate: Engaging beginning that leads to a wine of excellent volume, with a solid structure of fresh, compact, finely- textured tannins. Long and lingering to the finish, with a remarkable aromatic explosion of berry fruit in perfect harmony with delicate notes of gum cistus. An engaging, balanced wine, with a great bottle aging potential. 

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Vintage 2014

Located in the heart of the Cima Corgo, midway between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto is officially classified as an ‘A’ grade vineyard property. The estate is predominantly south-facing slopes extending from the banks of the Douro river up to an altitude of nearly 600 meters (2,000 feet). Vineyards are mostly planted on terraces carved from the schist, the characteristic slate-like bedrock of the Douro. The Quinta combines state-of-the-art vinification technology with traditional foot treading method, accomplished in granite tanks called lagares.

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Origin

Porto, Douro

Inside Information

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.

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