Quinta do Crasto Vintage Port
“Socalcos” (terraces supported by stone walls)
AGE OF VINES
+60 years old
Residual Sugar: 105 gr/L
Old Vines (several grape varieties).
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.
About two years in large Portuguese oak vats.
Bottled without fining or filtration; a light sediment may form in the bottle over time.
Wine & Spirits – “Selected from 60-year-old vines at this quinta on the right bank of the Douro, downriver from Pinhao, the 2015 Quinta do Crasto Vintage Port has stature and grace, seeming to gain its power directly out of the schist ground. It opens to scents of violets and roses, to racy purple and blueberry fruit. The tannins add to the ample, polished feel of the wine, needing a decade or more to grow toward maturity.” (92 Pts)