Quinta Do Crasto Reserva Old Vines.

Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Douro DOC
by Miguel Roquette
Quinta Do Crasto Reserva Old Vines.

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Blackberries and plums delicately balanced with exquisite smoky, spice notes. Elegant yet packed with deep rich fruits and a chocolate vanilla edge. Wonderful red wine from Portugal.

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

RRP: €35.30

Price: €33.60

Blackberries and plums delicately balanced with exquisite smoky, spice notes. Elegant yet packed with deep rich fruits and a chocolate vanilla edge. Wonderful red wine from Portugal.

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country:
Portugal
region:
Douro
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
abv:
14
style:
Red
code:
10463
enjoy with:
Lamb With Roasted Sweet Peppers, Game, Mature Hard Cheese
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
Portugal
region:
Douro
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
abv:
14
style:
Red
code:
10463
enjoy with:
Lamb With Roasted Sweet Peppers, Game, Mature Hard Cheese

Wine Makers

Quinta Do Crasto Reserva Old Vines. 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

"Flavours of bilberry, morello cherry and black plum with aniseed, coffee and liquorice notes, plus energising mineralogy. Great wine." Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times

"Toasted cacao on the nose and chocolate-textured palate with bright sparks for structure and great length." Martin Moran, The Sunday

"Crasto is one of the Duoro's leading names, farming quality fruit from two large estates. This bold bottling is rightly renowned and this 2013 reflects the vintage perfectly. Brooding and dark berried." Decanter (91 Points)

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Sunday Times , 20/05/2014
By Martin Moran (MW)
Sunday Times , 20/05/2014
By Ernie Whalley
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Douro in Portugal

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