Wine Quinta do Crasto, Vinha Maria Teresa, Douro, 2011
Reviews of purchase Quinta do Crasto, Vinha Maria Teresa, Douro, 2011
Wine of deep, opaque color with purple hues.
The wine impresses with its depth and complexity. It has a fresh, elegant taste with a dense texture, notes of red fruits, fresh spices and incense, with silky tannins, balsamic nuances and a pleasant aftertaste.
The wine shows an intense, luxurious, elegant aroma, which, like a symphony, interwoven notes of dark chocolate, incense and fresh spices.
The wine is recommended to serve the meat well with cheese.
Vinha Maria Teresa - one of the great Portuguese wines, recognized in many national and international competitions. Its production uses several varieties of grapes that are grown in the vineyard "Maria Teresa". Age of vines up to 100 years or more. The name of the vineyard was named after the granddaughter of the founder of the first farms Constantino de Almeida. After harvesting, the berries were placed in 22-kg plastic boxes and sent to the winery where the grapes are subjected to a strict selection on the sorting table. Grape juice produced old-fashioned way - by crowding feet in a traditional stone tank "Lagar". Fermentation is carried out in a stainless steel tank at a controlled temperature environment and lasts for about a week. Wine is aged 20 months in new 225 liter oak barrels, of which 85% - French oak and 15% - from the US.
Wine Vinha Maria Teresa has won a number of medals and awards:
Vintage 2011 won 18.5 points according to the magazine "Vinhos de Portugal, 2015" and 19 points according to the magazine "Revista de Vinhos" in the category "best red wines of the Douro" in 2014.
Vintage 2007 won first place in the competition "Essencia do Vinho" in 2009 and the award Excellence Award by the magazine "Revista de Vinhos" in 2009.
Vintage 2001 won the first place according to "Ranking 18 Great Reds of Douro", first place in the opinion of "The 100 Best International Wines" and a gold medal at the competition "Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards, 2004".
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.