V.Qta do Crasto BrancoVinhos do Douro
The 2019 harvest took place very calmly, where the cold nights and the hot, dry days allowed the grapes to be harvested at the right time. Essential was also the rain that occurred on the 21st and 22nd of September, which also helped to refine the maturation of some later varieties, namely the touriga franca. In the 2019 harvest we received the first white grapes from Quinta do Crasto on August 26th and finished the harvest on October 11th with the last grapes from the highest altitude vineyards. As a final balance, in 2019 we have very expressive white wines, with excellent concentration, showing extraordinary freshness. Red wines are also a reflection of the balance that occurred during the vegetative cycle, presenting themselves as very complete wines, where we can find vibrant aromas, excellent concentration, solid structure and above all great balance, indicating an excellent potential for evolution. Grape varieties 40% Viosinho; 30 Gouveio; 30% Rabigato Vinification The grapes, from previously selected plots, were transported in 22 kg food plastic boxes and subjected to rigorous sorting at the entrance to the cellar. They were subsequently destemmed and pressed. The pressed wort was transferred to a stainless steel vat where it was kept at a temperature of 8ºC for 48 hours until decanting. Then, alcoholic fermentation took place in a stainless steel vat with controlled temperatures of 14º C for a period of 30 days. Aging 85% Of the batch of Crasto Branco remained 3 months in stainless steel vats, in partial process of fine batonage lees. 15% of the batch fermented and aged in a used 225 liter French oak barrel where it was also batoned for 3 months. Tasting Note Pale lemon-colored wine with an enormous aromatic freshness, with vibrant aromas of citrus fruits and soft notes of orange blossom. It evolves in the mouth in an elegant way, presenting an excellent volume and fine texture where vibrant notes of minerality stand out. An engaging wine that ends very fresh and with good persistence.