Crasto Altitude 430

Douro DOC, Douro Valley

Crasto Altitude 430 is the result of research into the potential of the wide gamut of native Douro grape varieties that has been undertaken by the viticulture and oenology teams at Quinta do Crasto.

Tasting Notes

Garnet in colour. The nose o ers expressive notes of red fruit, perfectly balanced with delicate forest and fine spice aromas. The palate begins in an engaging way, evolving into a wine of excellent volume and fine texture. This is a seductive wine, with a fresh, elegant finish. Crasto Altitude 430 embodies all the freshness and elegance that the Tinta Francisca and Touriga Nacional grapes deliver when planted at an altitude of 430 metres, with a north facing aspect.

2021 will be remembered for its freshness and elegance. In a year when particularly unstable weather conditions presented challenges both in the vineyard and in the winery, it took a large dose of meticulous planning, periodic monitoring, and adaptability to achieve the level of excellence that was finally accomplished.

Following a cold winter with abundant rainfall, the vines began the growth cycle with healthy water reserves. Mild temperatures from budburst to veraison meant that the vines underwent very little stress, hastening the growth cycle by approximately 15 days relative to the five-year average.

The harvest began in the last week of August with hot, dry days and cold nights. The first rains came on the 1st and 2nd of September, as the average temperature fell, and harvesting was completed smoothly amidst pleasant temperatures.

This memorable year has produced elegant, full-bodied wines with excellent freshness, refined fruit aromas and silky tannins, wines with excellent bottle-ageing potential.

The harvested grapes are transported in 22 kg plastic boxes and rigorously sorted on arrival to the winery. They are then destemmed and slightly crushed, and transferred to temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where fermentation takes place for 4 days with skin contact and very gentle extraction. The grapes are then pressed and transferred to barrels where they finish the fermentation.

Aged 12 months in French old oak barrels.

Grape Varieties: 70% Tinta Francisca; 30% Touriga Nacional
Alcohol: 12.5%
Total Acidity: 4.8 gr/L
pH: 3.57
Residual Sugar: 1.6 gr/L

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2021 Crasto Altitude 430 – Technical Sheet

Crasto Altitude 430 – Non-Vintage – Bottle

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