2016 Quinta do Crasto Superior Red

Indigenous Douro Valley blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Souz√£o, from average 15 year-old vines, rich and full bodied, offering superb drinking.

$33.99

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Further Information

Brand Quinta do Crasto
Region Douro
Varietal Touriga Nacional Touriga Fres
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2016
Country Portugal

Description

Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region (DOC), the Quinta do Crasto dates back to ancient times – the name ‘Crasto’ is derived from the Latin word ’castrum‘, which means ‘Roman fort’. The estate covers 130 hectares of predominantly southern-facing slopes, extending from the banks of the river up to an altitude of nearly 600 meters. Many of the vineyards are planted on terraces carved from schist, the characteristic slate-like bedrock of the Douro that allows vine roots to penetrate deep into the ground in search of water. The grapes are rigorously inspected on a sorting table on arrival to the winery, completely destemmed and slightly crushed, fermented in stainless steel before ageing in French oak barrels for about 12 months.

Smells

Bright purple in colour, with attractive aromas of fresh wild berry fruit and elegant notes of spices.

Tastes

Balanced on the palate, evolving into a wine with a serious backbone, excellent volume and a fine texture made of velvety tannins. Flavours of prunes, cherries, savoury complexity and a lingering spicy finish make this wine captivating. Great with pizza, or creamy pasta." Drink now or cellar for 1-2 years.

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