Wine Quinta do Crasto, Touriga Nacional, Douro DOC, 2015
Reviews of purchase Quinta do Crasto, Touriga Nacional, Douro DOC, 2015
The wine is dark ruby, almost purple.
Wine carries fresh, rich, bright taste with well integrated tannins, firm structure and expressive palette of fruity shades. For a long, delicious finish.
The wine has a clean, refreshing, deep flavor with intense notes of red fruit and nuances of violets and wild berries.
This wine is the perfect complement to meat dishes: lamb, grilled chicken, beef stroganoff. It goes well with pates and snacks, as well as cheeses.
Quinta do Crasto, Touriga Nacional is created from the same variety (Touriga Nacional). He is one of the most popular in Portugal, and is commonly used for the production of Port Wine. However, traditional dry wines of Touriga also produce and they have a complex, rich flavor and velvety taste.
Assembled on the best plots of vines is subject to careful selection and transport to the winery. Vinification begins with crushing the berries to the future of the wine to get the maximum taste and rich aroma thanks to better extraction of phenolic substances with the skin. The resulting mash is fermented for 10 days at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. At the end of fermentation mash gently compressed using hydraulic presses. Matured Quinta do Krashtu, Touriga Nacional 16 months in French oak barrels.
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.