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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Branco Superior 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Portugal
region
Douro
WA
92
WS
91
Additional vintages
2018 2017 2016
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Branco Superior, the oaked white, is a blend of 60% Viosinho and 40% Verdelho, aged for six months in an equal mixture of new and used French oak. This was a tank sample when seen (but out of barrel, the final blend and due to be bottled a few days after tasting). A bit oaky just now, this should easily pull it in as it has good concentration and even better acidity. Elegant, focused and impeccably balanced, this lingers nicely and should age well. Winemaker Manuel Lobo thought its fine acidity (7.25 grams total acidity, all natural) would help it hold well. I am not yet sure it is as good overall as the wonderful 2015, but it isn't far off and it handles itself nicely. It should be better in a year. ... More details
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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Branco Superior 2016 750ml

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Region: Douro

From their beautifully rich Bordeaux style wines, to their famous fortified wines, the wineries of Douro in Portugal have long been recognized as being amongst the finest of the Old World. For over two thousand years, Douro has been an important center of fine wine production, and it isn't difficult to see why the earliest attempts at viticulture led to an ever expanding wine industry in the region. The beautiful Douro river provides the vineyards with all the moisture and nutrients they need in order to grow fruit of real character and flavor, and the long, baking hot summers help ripen the grapes and intensify their juices. Today, Douro wines are popular all over the world, and wineries are producing more bottles than ever before to keep up with demand. Although the region is still most famous for the fortified wines of Porto, the still wines have centuries of tradition, and a whole set of distinctive flavors and characteristics that simply cannot be ignored.
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Country: Portugal

One of the oldest regions of Portugal for wine production and vine cultivation is the Bairrada, the lush and clay-rich region responsible for an impressive range of red, white and rosé wines of exceptional quality. As with much of the country, this region benefits from long, hot summers, allowing the grapes to ripen to full maturity and thus carry a wide range of flavors and aromas. However, each region of Portugal produces wines which reach a high level of quality, from the more urbanized regions around Lisbon and Porto, where the famous fortified and Colares wines originate, to the island of Madeira and the Dao river valley, which each have their own distinctive wine cultures. The several thousand years of viticultural history in Portugal has allowed Portuguese wineries to master their own traditional techniques, which are still employed to this day across the country, yielding excellent results for the world to enjoy.