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Crasto

Crasto

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SKU: 10462

This Portuguese red is from a traditional field blend found in the Douro. It is a dark purple wine with black cherries and ripe strawberries on the nose leading to a rich and well-balanced palate with ripe black fruits, velvety tannins, and a smooth, fresh, long finish. The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed with fermentation using natural yeast in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. It is then aged for six months — 85% in stainless steel tanks and 15% in large oak 225-litre barrels.


Additional Details

  • Region: Douro
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 14.0%
  • Style: Red Wine
  • Food Pairings: Pork & Poultry,Hearty Roots,Game,Beef & Lamb

Characteristics

  • Low Acidity
       High Acidity
  • Low Intensity
    High Intensity
  • Dry Profile
        Sweet Profile
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Winemaker

Miguel 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. 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.

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