Quinta do Crasto Vintage Port

Douro Valley

The grapes used to make our Vintage Ports come from our best old vines. They are then foot trodden in old stone tanks called “lagares”. Our Vintage Ports are bottled unfiltered after maturing for two years in large Portuguese oak vats. When young they are usually a very dark ruby in colour almost opaque with intense aromas of very ripe fruit. Combining in highly complex wines that have great longevity.

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Opaque.
  • Nose: Excellent aroma concentration and depth, showing expressive notes of ripe berry fruit, fresh gum cistus and soft spices.
  • Palate: Elegant start that leads to a full-bodied, concentrated wine made of fresh, firm, compact tannins. The finish is stylish, fresh and long finish and delivers a remarkable flavour explosion of ripe berry fruit in perfect harmony with gum cistus notes. All in perfect balance, predicting a high ageing potential

  • WINEMAKING The grapes from old vines were taken to the winery in plastic boxes. On arrival in the winery they were rigorously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes with their stems were then slightly crushed and transferred to a traditional stone tank (“lagar”) where they were foot trodden. After this, the grape spirit was added to stop the fermentation and fortify the wine.
  • AGEING About two years in large Portuguese oak vats. Bottled without fining or filtration; a light sediment may form in the bottle over time.

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