O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2017
Wine of red color. Fruity but compact, almost monolithic, it alternates between the delicacy of the fruit and an intensely mineral profile surprising by the softness of the tannins, the aromatic depth and the vehemence of the structure. Tense and serious, it is a strict and well-educated red that presents itself fine and elegant.
Crochet is a four-handed wine that faithfully reflects the colossal and indomitable spirit of the Douro. A wine made by two friends, Susana Esteban and Sandra Tavares da Silva, oenologists who share not only a deep friendship relationship but also a common passion for wine and a similar sensibility and visions of what the Douro can be and has to offer. Two oenologists who have joined efforts to produce this Douro wine that brings together the common feeling and experience of many harvests together and separately. Vinification in stainless steel vats with post fermentation maceration. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels 40% new and 60% second year. Limited to existing stock. In case the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Promotions on wines cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Susana Esteban was born at Tui, northern Spain. She has a degree at Chemestry by Santiago de Compostela University and a master degree at Enology by La Rioja University. She started working as a winemaker at Quinta do Côtto, Douro, in 1999. In 2002 she moved to Quinta do Crasto, also in the Douro valley, where she worked as winemaker until 2007. Since 2007 she has worked as a consultant for several Alentejo wineries including Tiago Cabaço wines, Herdade do Barrocal, Monte dos Cabaços and Monte da Raposinha. Throughout her career she managed to accumulate a fair share of awards. In 2012 she managed to receive the award of “Best winemaker of the Year” by Revista dos Vinhos, being the only female winemaker to receive so far such an award. At the end of 2009 Susana Esteban decided to establish herself as a wine producer starting her personnel project. She decided to make wines full of character in a slightly different style of the Alentejo traditional way.