Origin Douro, Portugal
Grape Tinta Barroca 10%, Tinta Roriz 30%, Touriga Francesa 35%, Touriga National 35%
Situated on an outcrop of rock on the north bank of the river Douro, half-way between Regua and Pinhao, Quinta do Crasto is arguably the finest estate for the production of red wine in Portugal. There is great strength in depth throughout, from the Douro Red which regularly wins accolades for its exceptional val- ue-for-money, up to the iconic single vineyard wines from centu- ry-old vines. Everything is hand harvested from vineyards owned by the Roquette family, many over 70yrs of age and plenty in their 100’s, the whole bunches are transported in small 20kg crates to the Quinta and everything is also hand-sorted. The winemaking philosophy is to use pure ripe fruit from traditional Douro vari- eties, overlaid with barrique ageing where appropriate, and ex- tremely smooth tannins.
The grapes, chosen from selected plots, were taken to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes. On arrival in the winery they were rigor- ously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes were then destemmed and crushed and transferred into stainless steel tanks where they fermented. The alcoholic fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 5 to 7 days.
AGEING: 95% in stainless steel vats. 5% in oak barrels.
Colour: Deep violet. Nose: Fresh on the nose, with intense berry fruit aromas and el- egant floral notes. Palate: Balanced and well-structured on the palate, with berry fruit flavours. Tannins are round and finely-textured. Elegant and lingering finish.
Food Matching Note
Ideal with lamb and roasted red meat dishes.
Vintages of wines do change, sometimes without notice, when suppliers stock moves to the next . If the advertised vintage as stated is unavailable, the newest / current vintage WILL be dispatched.