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Quinta Do Crasto Colheita Port

Old Vines (several grape varieties)

Douro, Portugal

€45.95
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Quinta Do Crasto Colheita Port

Quinta do Crasto Colheita is an old Tawny produced from a single year with grapes coming exclusively from the oldest vineyards of Quinta do Crasto. It ages in oak casks from the harvest year until it is bottled. This wine is a tribute from the 4th generation of the family to Fernando Moreira d’Almeida, son of the famous Port producer Constantino de Almeida, reflecting his wisdom in the elaboration of Port wines of excellence. An elegant beginning that leads way to a full-bodied palate, with a complex texture of fine tannins in perfect harmony with a vibrant aromatic profile. An engaging wine, with an elegant, long lingering finish.

Country
Portugal
Region
Douro
Grapes
Old Vines (several grape varieties)
Vintage
1998
ABV
20
Code
11068
Style
Red
Intensity Light bodied Full bodied
Acidity Low High
Style Dry Sweet
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

 

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.

Quinta do Crasto

The steep sides of the Douro valley are carved from flaky schist that traps the heat of the sun, concentrating the blistering heat of the Portuguese summers. What’s more, the lazy progress of the Douro river provides little relief from the heat. The minim

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