Wine Quinta do Crasto, "Reserva Vinhas Velhas", Douro DOC, 2014
Reviews of purchase Quinta do Crasto, "Reserva Vinhas Velhas", Douro DOC, 2014
Wine of intense ruby color.
Taste wine has a beautiful attack, finely textured and expressive, fresh, well-integrated tannins, notes of wild berries and a long pleasant aftertaste.
Rich and refined aroma of wine is made up of vibrating notes of fresh wild berries, flowers Cistus and elegant spicy tones.
The wine is recommended to serve the meat well with cheese.
The basis of dry red wine "Reserva Vinhas Velhas" includes about 30 varieties of grapes grown on the farm Quinta do Crasto. Berries collected from vines whose age has reached 70 years, separated from the ridges and gently pressed. The wort is placed in a steel container for further alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature. Extract of wine takes place in barrels of French (85%) and American (15%) oak for 16 months. The wine has a long storage potential.
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.