Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior White

(2 customer reviews)

£18.49

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Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior White

Classification

Douro DOC

Varieties

Viosinho, Verdelho

Vintage

2017

Expect

Bright lemon colour.
Very aromatic notes of citrus with delicate floral hints and a fresh minerality.
Excellent lemon and mineral notes on the palate and a very persistant finish.

Soil

Transition from Schist to Granite

Winemaking process

Must decanted for 48 hours at 8ºC in stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation started in stainless steel and then transferred to French Oak barrels for 45 days at 14ºC.
Aged for 6 months in French Oak barrels – 72% New, 28% Used.
Oxygen free batonage.

Alcohol by Volume

12.5

Units of alcohol per bottle

9.4

Experts say

Bronze at Decanter WWA 2015 – “Lovely bright lime notes on the nose; a good combination of intense, spicy stone fruits and subtle oak on a very fresh palate.”
“it’s a good first effort for a premium white” – Sarah Ahmed

2 reviews for Quinta do Crasto Douro Superior White

  1. Pat

    I have to write a review because I think it’s an excellent wine. My first glass I thought it was exceptionally smooth and well balanced. Extremely easy to drink. A really lovely mouth feel. There is a hint of lemon but it’s in no way overpowering. There’s also a mineral quality, not dissimilar to a good French Burgundy, but again not overpowering. The thing that strikes me most about this wine is its balance. Neither the minerality nor citrus dominates as it might in a lesser quality wine. It would go well with chicken or white fish but I’d avoid anything with a cream sauce as the wine is quite “creamy” on it’s own.

    It’s not the cheapest on the site, but there’s a reason for that when you taste it. At the price you wouldn’t get a decent white burgundy unless you were very lucky, so if that’s the kind of wine you like then I could recommend this.

    I’m giving it a five. I’ll definitely be buying a few more of these. But I would be really interested to know what other customers think.

  2. James Morris

    I agree with above review, this could easily be mistaken for a good Burgundy! Mineral, lemon and complimentary subtle oak.. Super value for the rich white catergory!

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