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Tasting Notes

This wine is made from a blend of Douro grapes including a high proportion of Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional.

Quinta do Crasto's Douro Red is a fresh, fruity wine which is accessible at an early age combining the character of the fruit with hints of spice.

The palate is rich and vibrant well supported by soft tannins and balanced acidity.

Storage Instructions

This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 4 years

Expert Opinion

In the press...

Of the 2010 vintage, Victoria Moore said: “There is usually a touch of wildness to red wines from the precarious, steep slopes of the Douro valley. Here a blend of port grapes (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca) combine to give a sturdy red that seems tinged with cloves and a lift of mulberries. An old favourite on top form.”

Victoria Moore - The Daily Telegraph 08/12/2012

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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