Wine Quinta do Crasto, "Crasto" Superior, Douro DOC, 2014
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Reviews of purchase Quinta do Crasto, "Crasto" Superior, Douro DOC, 2014
Wine of deep purple.
The wine has a fresh taste with bulk solid structure and rounded, firm tannins. Long aftertaste pleasant surprise berry notes and hints of spice well integrated.
Expressive and rich aroma of the wine reveals notes of fresh berries, harmoniously complemented by elegant shades of soft rubber and spices.
The wine goes well with meat dishes and cheeses.
The grapes for the production of dry red wine "Crasto" Superior harvested from vines of different ages, the ranks of which grow in the estate of Quinta da Cabreira in the vineyards "Patamares" and "Vinha ao Alto", located up and down the slope. Vintage put in plastic boxes and delivered to the winery, where he immediately upon arrival passes rigorous selection. The wort is fermented in steel containers at a carefully controlled temperature. Wine kept in French oak barrels for 12 months.
Quinta do Crasto - winery length of 130 hectares, located on the right bank of the river Douro. The estate is famous for its rich history, and its vineyards are mentioned in the chronicles of the century and a half before the Douro area in 1759 was named the wine region. The world economy has brought fame XX century, when the estate was taken over by Constantino de Almeida - the owner of the famous house Constantino Port. It was his descendants - Miguel, Rita and Thomas Rokvitt (Roquette) are now headed thoroughly overgrown and updated facilities, which is called the largest family estate Douro region. The owners of Quinta do Crasto also includes a powerful group "Douro Boys", which united five large wineries Douro to promote local wines in the world market.
The vineyards of the estate of Quinta do Krashtu occupy about 70 hectares of the whole territory of the economy, mainly being located on the southern slopes, at an altitude of 400-600 meters above sea level. New plantations are laid as high as possible, and each one is grown grapes. In the upper part of the estate planted Turiga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Franca. At the bottom of the economy are old vineyards "Maria Teresa" and "Vigna da Ponte", which grows about 30 varieties of grapes aged from 70 to 100 years.
Winery Quinta do Crasto produces several types of classic wines and port. Harvesting and sorting passes berries by hand and used for aging wine barrels of American and French oak. Port wines of Quinta do Krashtu are usually in the best years with proper control of the overall structure of the wine. Table wine estates, like most in the valley, are classified as "garage" wines, but the family Rokvitt still hopes to turn them into wine level DOC.