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Port Wine
Quinta do Crasto
Vintage 2017, 75cl
Douro

48,98
approx. £44.28

 20%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 14º-16º

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in March 27th 2020

Opaque in color, it presents in the nose excellent concentration and aromatic expression, where are found aromas of ripe forest fruits, in perfect harmony with soft notes of spice reminiscent of cocoa. In the mouth it presents a powerful beginning, evolving to a wine with solid structure, composed of massive tannins of excellent quality and freshness. A unique wine that enhances the power of Quinta do Crasto's terroir, which ends in a very enveloping way and with an almost endless persistence.

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Quinta do Crasto

The grapes, from Old Vines, were transported in plastic food boxes and subjected to rigorous sorting at the entrance of the winery. After a gentle crushing without destemming, they were sent to a traditional winery where they were stepped on by men at regular intervals. Subsequently, brandy was added to it, thus stopping the fermentation. Quinta do Crasto Vintage 2017 was aged in 9000 litre oak barrels, where it remained approximately
2 years. It was bottled without any gluing or filtration and is subject to creating a slight deposit during its aging.
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Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 104739

Quinta do Crasto

The first known references to Quinta do Crasto can be traced back to 1615, long before the Douro Valley became the world’s first demarcated wine region in 1756. The property is a historic one and is recorded as having been awarded “feitoria” status (the highest vineyard classification of the time) in 1761. The original demarcation was marked with a series of granite markers. One of these markers, called “marco pombalino”, dating back to 1758, is still visible at the Quinta.

In the early 1900s, Quinta do Crasto was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, founder of the famous Constantino Port house. Following his death in 1923, his son, Fernando de Almeida, continued to run the Quinta, producing stellar Port wines.

In 1981, Fernando de Almeida’s daughter, Leonor Roquette, and her husband, Jorge Roquette, assumed majority ownership and management of the estate. With the help of their sons, Miguel and Tomás, they began the process of remodelling and expanding the vineyards and facilities to enable the production of top quality Port and Douro wines. Quinta do Crasto has now reclaimed its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro region.

Address

Quinta do Crasto, S.A.

Quinta do Crasto
Gouvinhas
5060-063 Sabrosa
Portugal