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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
#81 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
Quinta do Crasto, which traces its roots back to the 17th century, was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, a partner in the Port house of Constantino, in 1910. In, 1981 Constantino de Almeida's granddaughter Leonor and her husband Jorge Roquette
took over the quinta. Following the change in Portuguese law (allowing single quintas to bottle and export wine), Crasto has been producing and exporting table and port wines since 1994. The perseverance and commitment of the Roquette family has restored Quinta do Crasto to its rightful status as one of the great family estates of the Douro.
"This red is luscious, refined and muscular, showing good cut to the creamy, well-spiced flavors. An intense midpalate of cocoa powder carries through to the finish, which features accents of hoisin sauce and plum pudding."
"Powerful, focused and intense, this is ripe and
delicious, but it has the structure to support the
fruit and oak and some pretty good acidity. If you
like them sexy, sweet and rich, this qualifies."
The Wine Advocate
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...Read More About Quinta do Crasto
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...Read More About Portugal
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...Read More About Other Red Blends
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