Quinta do Crasto Old Vines 2017

Made from grapes coming from old vines at Quinta do Crasto averaging around 70 years of age, Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines is an authentic blend of the best that the Douro has to offer.


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  • Alcohol:14% vol

  • Grape Variety:Old Vines (25 to 30 different grapes varieties), 70 years on average

  • Serving Temperature:16-18ºC

  • Type:Red

  • Winemakers:Manuel Lobo

  • Pairing:Beef, Pasta, Lamb, Game (deer, venison)

  • Capacity:75cl


  • Age of Vines: 70 years on average
  • Landscaping: Socalcos (terraces supported by stone walls)
  • Aspect, Soil and Altitude: East – South – West – North 120 – 450m
  • Bottling: December 2019
  • Vinification:The grapes, coming from old vines, are taken to the winery in 25 kg plastic boxes and inspected on a sorting table on arrival. The grapes are then completely destemmed and slightly crushed. After this, the must is transferred to temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Once the alcoholic fermentation is completed, the grape are gently pressed using hydraulic presses..
  • Ageing:85% in French oak barrels and 15% in American oak barrels for about 18 months.
  • Tasting notes:Deep ruby in colour. The nose impresses for its extraordinary freshness and complexity, showing fresh, forest aromas, with gum cistus notes and wild berry fruit hints. The palate oers an elegant beginning, evolving into a wine with excellent volume and a solid structure made of complex-textured tannins. This is an engaging wine, with a fresh, balanced and long lingering finish. Remarkably complex, it embodies and reflects the essence of the old vines of Quinta do Crasto.
  • Viticultural Year:The 2017 harvest will go down in the as the earliest ever at Quinta do Crasto. An unusually warm and dry winter meant that the vines’ growth cycle began earlier than normal. Low rainfall continued throughout the cycle leading to moderate water stress and the vines had to naturally adapt to these adverse weather conditions. In late August, evening temperatures fell significantly, which helped finish o the ripening of the grapes. A period of warm days combined with cool nights yielded the perfect balance so that the harvest of the first Quinta do Crasto red grapes could begin. Dry days in September ensured a smooth harvest. The harvest wrapped up much earlier than normal, namely on 19 September. On balance, we can say that 2017 was a year of lower yields, with fewer bunches of smaller grapes, but that had excellent concentration and an optimal skin to pulp ratio. This was a challenging year for the viticulture and winemaking teams. We had to perfectly time the harvest to ensure maximum quality. 2017 will certainly go down in history as a year of exceptional wines.


Weight1.5 kg

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