Quinta Do Crasto

Situated on the North bank of the river Douro, half way between Regua and Pinhao, Quinta do Crasto is arguably the finest estate for the production of red wine in Portugal. The top bottlings have achieved the highest Parker ratings so far of any wine in the country (2003 Vinha Maria Teresa – 96 points), but there is also great strength in depth all the way from the mid priced range (the 2005 Old Vines Reserva was voted third in the Wine Spectator’s global top 100 ranking in 2008) to the entry level Douro Red which regularly wins accolades for its exceptional value for money.

The winemaking philosophy is the same for all of the red wines, with pure ripe fruit from traditional Douro varieties, overlaid with clean barrique ageing and extremely smooth tannins. Complexity and concentration increase exponentially with the price tag, reflecting the age of the vines (Reserva and Touriga Nacional) and best vineyards (Vinha Maria Teresa and Vinha da Ponte), which were planted over a century ago with a field blend. This year we are offering the estate’s Douro white for the first time. Gouveio, Rabigato and Rouperio provide the fruit and body while Sercial lends the fresh acid structure and minerality which may give you a new perspective on the potential for the region’s whites. This is definitely going to be one of the top wines of the summer for its refreshing unoaked quaffability, citrus and hint of cut grass. The estate continues to go from strength to strength for the quality of its port, much of which is sold to the top shippers for their vintage blends. If you buy it with the Crasto label, the quality is as high and the value for money is better: one for blind tasting!

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  1. Quinta Do Crasto, Tinta Roriz 2012

    Perhaps the most refined and classic of the vintages, this displays wonderful savour and complexity. Learn More

  2. Quinta Do Crasto, Douro Superior White

    A white Burgundy lookalike and a seriously sumptuous bottle - we highly recommend it. Learn More

  3. Quinta Do Crasto Syrah, Douro

    Attractive beginning leading to compact wine of great volume and structure, with fresh, velvety-textured tannins and fine acidity. Learn More

  4. Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port

    Bright tawny in colour and with a deep complexity on the nose leading to elegant notes of honey, nuts, fresh spice and orange peel. Full bodied on the palate with a complex structure of fine tannins in perfect harmony with the vibrant aroma profile and a very long finish. Superb!

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  5. Quinta do Crasto, Touriga Nacional

    Long and focused and very elegant, with ripe concentrated fruit and well integrated oak, good balance and fine structured tannins.

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  6. Magnum of Quinta Do Crasto, Douro Superior

    Beautifully perfumed fruit and spice aromas, reminiscent of the great Château Cos d'Estournel.

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  7. Quinta Do Crasto, Tinta Roriz 2014

    Vivid, deep and expressive, with a beautifully balanced, sustained finish. Learn More

  8. Quinta Do Crasto, Vintage Port (half bottle)

    Showing intense berry fruit aromas and a full-bodied structure, with plenty of grip. Learn More

  9. Quinta Do Crasto, Douro White

    This is a fresh, tasty white wine from one of Portugal's leading wine producers of the Douro valley. Learn More

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