Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2017

Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2017

 

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Quinta do Crasto
Tinta Roriz 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Portugal
  • Region : Douro
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style : Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Tinta Roriz

Released only in the finest years, this wine is made with 100% Tinta Roriz. Vivid and deep in color with intense ripe fruit aromas and notes of oak. Soft and round on the palate, very well balanced. A long and lingering finish.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 96 2016
WS Wine Spectator 94 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 94 2016
JS James Suckling 92 2016
JR Jancis Robinson 16.5+ 2012
More information on wine critics and ratings

Deep purple in color, the wine shows elegant gum cistus aromas well integrated with complex notes of fresh spice and wild berry fruit. Balanced on the palate, evolving into a powerful wine that shows red berry fruit flavors, excellent volume and firm, textured tannins. This is an engaging, food-friendly wine, with a fresh, lingering finish.

Winemaking: The grapes, coming from the best Tinta Roriz plot of Quinta do Crasto, are taken to the winery in 22 kg plastic boxes and rigorously inspected on arrival. The grapes are first trodden in a traditional stone tank (lagar) and after this, they are transferred into an open stainless steel tank where the cap is pressed down with robotic pistons. Fermentation takes place for 10 days under strict controlled temperature environment. Once the alcoholic fermentation is completed, the grape are gently pressed using hydraulic presses. Aging: In new French oak barrels.

Maturation: New French oak barrels.

Located on the right bank of the Douro River, between the towns of Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto is a property of 130 hectares, 70 of which are planted with vines.

Nestled on a privileged location in the Douro Demarcated Region, Quinta do Crasto has belonged to the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for over a century and like all the great properties of the Douro it dates back to ancient times - the name "Crasto" is derived from the Latin word "castrum", which means "Roman fort".

The large investments made over the past few years have seen considerable advancements in the reorganisation of the vineyards and the implementation of modern equipment in the winery. This work has resulted in a great selection of top-quality wines, including blended wines (Crasto, Crasto Superior and Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines), single varietal wines (Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional), single vineyard wines (Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa), and special category of Port wines (Finest Reserve, LBV and Vintage).

Despite the use of state-of-the-art winemaking technology, Quinta do Crasto maintains its traditional foot treading method, carried out in large granite tanks called "lagares".

The completion of this phase of investment and the passion for making exceptional wines has contributed to Quinta de Crasto´s growing national and international reputation.

Robert Parker (RP) : 96 Points (2016)
The 2016 Tinta Roriz was aged in new French oak for 16 to 18 months, depending on the plot (with three vineyards separately fermented). It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. For some reason, I missed this in the vertical history of Crasto's Tinta Roriz, so here is a current note on this recent offering.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 94 Points (2016)
Refined, featuring ripe raspberry and vivid currant notes woven with cedar, violet and graphite details. Offers firm, integrated tannins, with accents of clove, espresso and wild herb sailing into the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2030.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 94 Points (2016)
In the series of single-variety wines from this producer, this wine is rich, generously and smoothly textured. Tinta Roriz, aka Tempranillo, gives a powerful, concentrated wine, with ripe black fruits and some fine potential. Drink the wine from 2022.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (2016)
A full-bodied red with aromas of black cherries, dried geraniums, lavender and some cured meat. Smooth, ripe and chewy with slightly wood-soaked tannins. Wonderful depth of blue and black fruit. Chocolate and praline, too. Better after 2022.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 16.5+ Points (2012)
Tasted Mar 2015 - Dark ruby with a soft rim. Plenty of sweet spice and vanilla from the oak, with sweet red-cherry fruit underneath, though the vanilla character is a little dominant at this early stage. Strongly sweet vanilla flavours on the palate too, a little too sweet for my taste but it is generous and rich and embryonic and there is lively freshness to bring balance. Firm, chewy tannins, lots to get your teeth into, and a sweet vanilla aftertaste. Some resemblance to young modern Rioja but there is still that dark, savoury quality that marks it out as Douro. Just a touch more aggressive than the Touriga Nacional 2012.Neeeds more time. (JH)

Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2021
Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2021
Quinta do Crasto
Reserva Old Vines 2021
RP
94
WE
93
WS
93
Discover the elegance and richness of the Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines, a wine that embodies the essence of old vines with seductive notes of red fruits and a persistent finish.
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Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2019
Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2019
Quinta do Crasto
Vinha Maria Teresa 2019
RP
97
Since its first release in 1998, Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa has been regarded as one of the greatest Portuguese wines and acclaimed by national and international specialized press.
255,00 €
Quantity : moins plus
Quinta do Crasto Superior Tinto 2019
Quinta do Crasto Superior Tinto 2019
Quinta do Crasto
Superior Tinto 2019
WS
90
RP
89
JS
90
The Quinta do Crasto Superior Tinto is a remarkable wine from the Douro, offering a rich tapestry of wild berry aromas, well-integrated oak, and a solid structure, epitomizing the unique identity of the Douro Superior.
21,90 €
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Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2019
Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2019
Quinta do Crasto
Touriga Nacional 2019
RP
97
JS
93
WS
94
This wine is made with 100% Touriga Nacional. Lively and deep in color with intense ripe fruit aromas and notes of oak. Soft and round in the palate with everything is in balance. Long and spicy finish.
69,00 €
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Quinta do Crasto Superior White 2022
Quinta do Crasto Superior White 2022
Quinta do Crasto
Superior White 2022
WS
90
RP
91
The Quinta do Crasto Superior White is a stellar example of Douro winemaking, showcasing the finesse and balance of Viosinho and Verdelho grapes with its fresh citrus notes and vibrant minerality.
20,90 €
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Quinta do Crasto Vinha da Ponte 2018
Quinta do Crasto Vinha da Ponte 2018
Quinta do Crasto
Vinha da Ponte 2018
RP
97
WS
91
For some wine enthusiasts and critics, Quinta do Crasto Vinha da Ponte is one of this estate’s best wines, one of the best, in fact, in the entire Douro region. 
255,00 €
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Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca 2017
Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca 2017
Quinta do Crasto
Touriga Franca 2017
RP
95
Produced only in exceptional vintages, this wine is produced from the best Touriga Franca plots on the estate.
69,00 €
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