Quinta do Crasto, Douro White 2018

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Portugal

  • Region:

    Douro

  • ABV:

    13.00%

  • Grape:

    White Blend

  • Grape Blend:

    Gouveio 40%, Rabigato 45%, Viosinho 15%,

  • Winemaker:

    Jorge Roquette

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Quinta do Crasto Douro White 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Bright and pale lemon yellow in the glass with an enticing minerality on the nose followed up with crunchy green apple, camomile and lemons. Fresh attack on the palate leading into a fresh and crisp finish.

Production Notes

The vines are planted on granite soil on Patamares" (terraces) and "vinha ao alto" (rows of vines planted up and down the slope). The vines are 20 years. The grapes, chosen from selected plots, were taken to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes. 100% destemmed, and lightly pressed, followed by a period of 48 hours, in a stainless steel tank at 8C. The juice is racked and the alcoholic fermentation (30 days) takes place in a temperature controlled stainless steel vat. Stabilisation and light filtering precede bottling.

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).