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Quinta Do Castro Superior Douro 2013

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The grapes, coming from our property Quinta da Cabreira in the Douro Superior sub-region, were taken to the winery in plastic boxes and rigorously inspected on a sorting table on arrival. The grapes were then completely de-stemmed and slightly crushed. After this, the must was transferred totemperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The winewas aged for12 months in French oak barrels.

Region: Portugal » Douro

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Color: Red
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Quinta do Crasto:
Quinta do Crasto is located on the right bank of the river Douro, halfway between Régua and Pinhão. The quinta covers 130 hectares, of which 70 are planted with grade “A” vineyards. Sitting on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Like other great Douro quintas, its origins lie in ancient ti... Read more
Quinta do Crasto is located on the right bank of the river Douro, halfway between Régua and Pinhão. The quinta covers 130 hectares, of which 70 are planted with grade “A” vineyards. Sitting on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century. Like other great Douro quintas, its origins lie in ancient times (the name CRASTO comes from the Latin word castrum, a Roman fort). References to Quinta do Crasto date as far back as the early seventeenth century, long before the Douro became the world’s first demarcated wine region in 1756. Large investments were made over the last years to restructure the vineyards and install modern winery equipment, guaranteeing the production of high quality table wines, such as Crasto Douro Red, Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva Old Vines, single variety wines (100 % Touriga Nacional and 100% Tinta Roriz) and single vineyard wines (Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa), as well as top port wine categories such as Late Bottled Vintage and Vintage Port. While using state-of-the-art vinification technology, the quinta has always retained its traditional foot treading method in granite tanks, called “lagares”. All the investments made in the past combined with the tradition and passion that is put into the wine making, has given Quinta do Crasto a prominent name in wine market scene, at home and abroad. Read less

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Snooth User: rckr1951
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06/05/2016

Dark ruby in the glass with a very small separation ring. Aromas of blackberries spice, dark chocolate, anise are covered with a puff of smoke with every swirl. The body is medium to full with smoke going away and is replaced by an accent note cinnamon. Well balanced tannins and acidity leave a medium long aftertaste. Well done - hold or drink - Paul 91 points


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06/05/2016

Four and a half glasses



The grapes, coming from our property Quinta da Cabreira in the Douro Superior sub-region, were taken to the winery in plastic boxes and rigorously inspected on a sorting table on arrival. The grapes were then completely de-stemmed and slightly crushed. After this, the must was transferred totemperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The winewas aged for12 months in French oak barrels.

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