Quinta do Crasto Winery
Quinta do Crasto is an estate in the Douro region founded in 1615. Following the change in Portuguese wine law which allowed single quintas to bottle and export wine, it has been producing Port and table wine under its own label since 1994. The portfolio includes LBV and Vintage Port, plus a range of table wines under the Quinta do Crasto and Crasto labels.
The estate has 70 hectares (175 acres) of south-facing terraced vineyards located in the heart of the Cima Corgo. These are carved into the schist bedrock on the hills above the Douro river, reaching altitudes of around 2000ft (600m) above sea level. The vineyard terraces are planted to a host of classic Port varieties, in traditional mixed plantings.
The winemaking at Quinta do Crasto combines traditional foot-treading lagares with state-of-the-art temperature-controlled equipment.
Indicative blend: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional.
This is the one of the most popular wines from Douro. However, there has been a lowering of demand over the past year.
More affordable than the typical red wine from Douro.
The price has been stable over the past year.
A diverse array of wines are made by this producer including those from grapes Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Portuguese White Blend, Tinta Roriz (Aragonez) - Touriga, Tinto Cao, Tempranillo, Touriga Franca, and Port Blend Red.