Quinta do Crasto, Douro Rose 2018

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  • Type:

    Ros�

  • Country:

    Portugal

  • Region:

    Douro

  • ABV:

    13%

  • Grape:

    Touriga Nacional

  • Grape Blend:

    Touriga Nacional 85%, Tinta Roriz 15%

  • Winemaker:

    Jorge Roquette

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Quinta do Crasto Douro Rosé 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Bright salmon in colour, the wine delivers great aromatic freshness, with attractive notes of wild berry fruit nicely combined with elegant floral hints. Very appealing on the palate, showing good volume and a polished structure made up of soft-textured tannins and vibrant minerality. This is an engaging and balanced wine, with a refreshing finish.

Production Notes

The grapes, chosen from selected plots, are taken to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes. On arrival in the winery they are rigorously inspected on a sorting table and they are then destemmed and gently pressed. Only the free run juice is used. It is sent to stainless steel tanks where it remains for 48 hours at 8C for sedimentation. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 14C for 30 days.

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Producer Profile

Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro, Quinta do Crasto is one of the oldest winemaking estates in the region; the name Crasto is derived from the Latin word castrum, which means Roman fort.The first known references to Quinta do Crasto can be traced back to 1615, long before the Douro became the world's first Demarcated Wine Region in 1756. In the early 1900s, Quinta do Crasto was purchased by Constantino de Almeida, the founder of the famous Constantino Port house. Today, his granddaughter, Leonor Roquette, and her husband Jorge Roquette own and manage the estate, together with their sons, Miguel and Tom. The Roquette family has invested tremendous time, attention, and resources to rebuild and expand the vineyards and facilities to produce top quality Port and Douro table wines.Vineyard mapping, DNA-matched replanting, a new state-of-the-art wine cellar and centuries of tradition mean that no detail in the winemaking and vineyard management is overlooked. Located in the heart of the Cima Corgo, Quinta do Crasto is officially classified as an A grade vineyard property. The estate covers 335 acres of predominantly southern-facing slopes, extending from the banks of the Douro river up to an altitude of nearly 600 meters. One hundred and eighty-five acres of vineyards are planted primarily on terraces carved from schist, the characteristic slate-like bedrock of the Douro that allows vine roots to penetrate deep into the ground in search of water.With growing global interest in Douro wines and indigenous Portuguese varieties, the Roquette family has continued to invest further in the Douro with a new vineyard of 371 acres located in the Upper Douro (also known as the Douro Superior).