Quinta Do Crasto

"I first came into contact with the Douro Valley and Quinta do Crasto in 1962. That's when I married Leonor Guedes de Almeida, whose grandfather Constantino de Almeida had been founder of the famed Constantino Port house.
Since then, Quinta do Crasto has become my life's work. The last fifty years have brought me immense joy, but as in any great passion, great sacrifices as well.
In 1994 we began to bottle and sell our own Douro wines. Soon afterwards we began marketing Porto wines from Quinta's stocks, beginning with the 1978 Vintage Port. At about the same time, I was able to start sharing this passion with my three children – Miguel, Tomás and Rita – whose hard work and energetic commitment have helped Quinta do Crasto earn its eminent position on the global wine map.
We started by investing in the vineyards themselves – the central component to producing quality wines. We have recently added 35 hectares of new plantings. Next, we turned our attention to the remodeling of the winery and storage facilities and we also built a new cellar to house our oak barrels.
In response to the growing global interest in the Douro wines, we decided to invest even further and bought an estate in Upper Douro, Quinta da Cabreira."

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Quinta Do Crasto 'Old Vines' Reserva Douro 2014
"As the name suggests, this wine is made from old vines with an average age of 70 years, including as many as 30 different grape varieties. Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines shows a complex aroma, with the fruit and the oak very well integrated and revealing spicy nuances. Intense and deep on the
Item Number: 25223
Case: $431.40

Quinta Do Crasto 'Douro' Red 2015
"The grapes, chosen from selected plots, were taken to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes. On arrival in the winery they were rigorously inspected on a sorting table. The grapes were then destemmed and crushed and transferred into stainless steel tanks where they fermented. The alcoholic fermentation

Quinta Do Crasto 'Douro' Red 2014
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Robust, with lively acidity and a firm structure behind the flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and currant. Espresso notes fill the finish, along with plenty of mineral and dark chocolate details. Drink now through 2019." 37,500 cases made.–KM

Quinta Do Crasto 'Douro' Red 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 " Powerful, with concentrated slate and mineral notes to the dark currant, dried berry and raspberry ganache flavors. Very lithe mid-palate, with a long, focused finish. Drink now through 2020.—K.M.  " The 2013 Douro is a deep violet color. Fresh on the nose, with intense berry

Quinta Do Crasto 'Old Vines' Reserva Douro 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2012 Reserva Old Vines, Crasto's familiar brand, is easily the best intersection of price and quality in Crasto's 2012s, although that is frequently true. It comes awfully close to being the best wine, too. It is a very fine performance in this restrained year. It was aged for