Quinta do Crasto - Crasto Superior branco 2015
When you like a “Burgundy style” white one you have to try this white wine from the Douro region with grape varieties: Viosinho, Verdelho – 6 months in Frenck oak barrels.
Quinta do Crasto – Crasto Superior branco 2015 (86 tsomw points)
In the glass a bright citrus color.
On the nose citrus, peaches, white flowers, buttery and well-integrated oak.
On the palate perfect balanced, solid, creamy but with enough freshness with herbs on a stony palate.
VINEYARDS “vinha ao alto” (rows of vines planted up and down the slope) and “patamares” (terraces with one and two rows of vines)
SOIL Transition from schist to granite
AGE OF VINES 18 years old
ALCOHOL, ABV 13 %
GRAPE VARIETIES Viosinho, Verdelho.
WINEMAKING The grapes, coming from the Douro Superior sub-region, were taken to the winery in plastic boxes and rigorously inspected on arrival. The grapes were then destemmed and pressed. The must was transferred to stainless steel tanks where it remained for 48 hours at 8ºC for decanting. The alcoholic fermentation began in stainless steel tanks and the wine was then transferred to French oak barrels where fermentation continued for 45 days at 14ºC. AGEING 6 months in French oak barrels. Barrels are stored in a rack system with rollers which enables barrels to be rotated to stir the fine lees without the introduction of oxygen. New barrels: 50% / Used barrels: 50% French oak barrels: 85% French oak barrels with acacia heads: 15%