Crasto.

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Douro DOC
by Miguel Roquette
Crast Douro

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Black cherries and ripe strawberries on the nose lead to a rich and well-balanced palate with ripe black fruits and a smooth, long finish for this Portuguese red wine.

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Douro DOC
by Miguel Roquette

RRP: €17.45

Price: €16.00

Black cherries and ripe strawberries on the nose lead to a rich and well-balanced palate with ripe black fruits and a smooth, long finish for this Portuguese red wine.

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country:
Portugal
region:
Douro
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10462
enjoy with:
Thai Beef, Venison, Mature Hard Cheese
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Crast Douro
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
Portugal
region:
Douro
vintage:
2015
grapes:
Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10462
enjoy with:
Thai Beef, Venison, Mature Hard Cheese

Wine Makers

Crasto. by Miguel and Tomas Roquette

The Duoro Valley in Portugal is one of the most improbable regions for grape growing in the wold. Sheer cliffs overlook the sleepy river as it cuts its way from Spain to the Atlantic and soils of crumbling, flaky schist withstand tortuously hot summers and skin-cracking winters. But clinging to the valley sides, at gasp-inducing angles, is the stunning vineyard of the Quinta do Crasto run by brothers Miguel and Tomas Roquette

 

Heritage

The region is so beautiful that it is demarcated as a world heritage site. The quinta (Portuguese for ‘vineyard’) has been in the Roquette family for over a century and the ancient history of the site is signified in the name Crasto, coming from the latin castrum, a Roman fort or castle.

 

Location, location, location!

But it’s not just for the view that we import Crasto wines. The vineyard sits high-up on the northern side of the Douro, thus at a southerly aspect to the sun. The wines from just across the river tend to be more tannic and austere due to poorer sunlight, while the Crasto brother’s wines are deeper, fruitier and much more intense. This is why we visit any new vineyards that we work with. It is just so important to witness all those particulars that conspire to make a plot remarkable rather than just acceptable.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Fragrant floral nose, with a hint of spice. Well-made, rounded wine, easy-drinking in the very best sense, offering a keen quality to price ratio." Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times

"...at this price, this is an irresistible alternative to pricy Reserva wines of comparable quality from Spain or southern Portugal." Tomás Clancy, Sunday Business Post

"Attractive nose, with some green herbal edges, leading to a punchy palate with warm dark spices." Aoife Carrigy, The Sunday Times.

"A restrained mineral aroma echoes on the palate, joined by a core of blackberry fruits and a woody note hiding in the alcohol." Liam Campbell, Irish Independent

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Sunday Business Post , 26/05/2014
By Tomas Clancy
Irish Independent , 20/05/2014
By Liam Campbell
The Wine Gang , 16/05/2014
By Blogger
Rich and vibrant, fresh and damsony on the nose, the pure ripe mulberry fruitiness of this three-way Douro blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, is succulently pure and full-flavoured, a classic modern Douro table red whose terrific value more than justifies the diversion of grapes otherwise destined for port.
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Douro in Portugal

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