Quinta do Crasto Douro Red Reserva Old Vines 2004

Red Blends from Portugal

Price: $34.99
Item No. 89344
  • W&S95
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006!

The Quinta do Crasto Douro red is a blend of 33% Touriga Francesca, 33% Tinto Roriz and 34% Touriga Nacional grapes that are pressed gently to extract fruit flavour and color without extracting too much tannin. The wine then spends 9 months in American oak to produce a fruit-driven style of wine that is best enjoyed young. The wine is deep, opaque red in colour with aromas of intense berry fruit with subtle oak complexity. On the palate it is rich, full and concentrated, showing great depth of fruit with well-integrated American oak, good tannic structure and a firm, dry finish.

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Located in the heart of the Douro Valley, on the right bank of the river mid-way between Regua and Pinhao, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto dates back to ancient times. The name Crasto is derived from the Latin word castrum, or Roman fort. With...

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Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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