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Quinta do Crasto Douro Tinto Reserva Vinhas Velhas Old Vines

, 2016

Portugal

Douro 75cl

A classic field blend -the grapes (25-30 different varieties), coming from parcels of old vines, were taken to the winery in 25 kg plastic boxes and inspected on a sorting table on arrival. The soil is schist and the vineyards are planted on socalcos (terraces supported by stone walls), with a Southeast facing aspect.
Vinification: The grapes were then completely destemmed and slightly crushed. After this, the must was transferred to temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Once the alcoholic fermentation was completed, the grape were gently pressed using hydraulic presses. 85% matured in French oak barrels and 15% in American oak for about 16 months.
This is always a great wine, i like the story and the style, plum, black cherry with hints of leather, spice and oak on the nose.
Full rich and spicy with a real depth of red and black berry fruit, herbs, savoury meaty characters and some toasty new oak flavours. Cracking wine and sure to age well.

Published: 28 October 2019

, Author: Noel

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