Quinta do Crasto - Doura Reserva 2012
Colour: Brick Red.
Aroma: Intense and lifted complex aromas of spices ,cedar and vanilla combine with fresh dark wild berries and ripe blood plums.
Palate: Elegant attack, developing to a rich full and round palate of great balance. Displaying rich Douro berry fruit characters with integrated oak tannins with a great length of finish.
Grapes are hand picked and transported to the winery in small plastic crates. Prior to destemming they are put on a conveyor belt in order to carefully select the best quality fruit for the fermentation. The fermentation is carried out in open plunging tanks along with a number of specially designed fermentation vessels which enhance the mouth feel of the wine. Near completion of primary fermentation the skins are pressed with a basket press in order to extract soft tannins from the skins with all pressing combined with the free run.
Grape: Old Vines - mixed plantings (among 25 to 30 different grape varieties).