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Key facts

Country
Portugal
Region
Douro
Grape
Touriga Francesa
Touriga Nacional
Vintage
2010
Producer
Quinta do Crasto
Winemaker
Manuel Lobo de Vasconcellos
Stopper
Natural Cork
Special Diet
FineWines
ABV
14

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Label for Quinta do Crasto Superior Douro 2010, Portugal

Product Details

Tasting Notes

The name of this wine is related with our new project located at the Douro Superior region near Castelo Melhor, on a beautiful property named Quinta da Cabreira where we have 100 hectares of young vines.

Lifted aromas of wild berries fruit, in perfect harmony with soft spice characters.

The palate has a fresh approach, with upfront wild berries fruit, developing into a very compact and elegant structure with velvet tannin's.

The finish is fresh, elegant and persistent.

Storage Instructions

This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 5 years

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Unit alcohol content as UK UNITS per bottle and 125ml glass
KNOW YOUR LIMITS - UK Chief Medical Officer recommends adults do not regularly exceed
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Background

History

The first known references to Quinta do Crasto date back to 1615, and at the time of the Marquês de Pombal the quinta was included in the first “Feitoria” (which restricted port production to an area demarcated by granite markets), alongside the most important quintas in the Douro region. One of these markers called “marco pombalino” dated from 1758, can still be seen at the Quinta. In the early 1900s, Quinta do Crasto was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, the founder of the famous Constantino Port house. After his death in 1923, his son Fernando de Almeida continued to run the Quinta and to produce the highest quality Port wines (1927 Vintage is still in the cellar). In 1981, Leonor Roquette (daughter of Fernando de Almeida) and her husband Jorge Roquette assumed a majority stake and management control over the estate, and with the help of their sons, Miguel and Tomás, initiated the process of remodelling and expanding the vineyards.

Winemaking details

Manuel Lobo de Vasconcellos

Regional info

Quinta do Crasto is located on the right bank of the river Douro, halfway between Régua and Pinhão. The quinta covers 130 hectares, of which 70 are planted with grade “A” vineyards. Sitting on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Like other great Douro quintas, its origins lie in ancient times (the name CRASTO comes from the Latin word castrum, a Roman fort). References to Quinta do Crasto date as far back as the early seventeenth century, long before the Douro became the world’s first demarcated wine region in 1756. Large investments were made over the last years to restructure the vineyards and install modern winery equipment, guaranteeing the production of high quality table wines, such as Crasto Douro Red, Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines, single variety wines (100 % Touriga Nacional and 100% Tinta Roriz) and single vineyard wines.

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