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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

SKU 805983
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Professional Ratings
WA
92
WS
91
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.
WS
91
Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
Full-bodied, with a broad, layered profile offering honey cream, glazed peach and pineapple tart flavors, woven together with vanilla and buttery accents. Viosinho and Verdelho. Drink now through 2021. 2,000 cases made, 200 cases imported.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Portugal
region
Douro
Additional vintages
2018 2017 2016
Overview
Rated 90-92 - 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.
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Region: Douro

The vineyards situated around the Douro river in Portugal are amongst the oldest in Europe, and the area has been used for cultivating grapevines for at least two thousand years. As such, this is a region where tradition is strong, and authenticity is key, leading to characterful wines of real quality and uniquely Portuguese flavors. Although the region is most commonly known for its delicious and aromatic fortified wines, wineries and vintners of the Douro also make still red and white wines of great quality, using the many grape varietals which flourish there. Several red and white wine grape varietals grow extremely well in the region, thanks to the long hot summers and mild autumns the Douro enjoys, and each is used to its full potential by vintners with generations of experience and expertise.
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Country: Portugal

Portugal has been an important center for wine production ever since the Phoenicians and Carthaginians discovered that the many native grape varietals that grow in the country could be cultivated for making excellent wines. After all, Portugal has something of an ideal wine producing climate and terrain; lush green valleys, dry, rocky mountainsides and extremely fertile soil helped by long, hot summers and Atlantic winds. Today, such a climate and range of terroir produces an impressive variety of wines, with the best wines said to be coming out of the Douro region, the Alentejo and the Colares region near Lisbon. Portugal has an appellation system two hundred years older than France's, and much effort is made by regulating bodies to ensure that the quality of the country's produce remains high, and the wines remain representative of the regions they are grown in.
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Region: Douro

The vineyards situated around the Douro river in Portugal are amongst the oldest in Europe, and the area has been used for cultivating grapevines for at least two thousand years. As such, this is a region where tradition is strong, and authenticity is key, leading to characterful wines of real quality and uniquely Portuguese flavors. Although the region is most commonly known for its delicious and aromatic fortified wines, wineries and vintners of the Douro also make still red and white wines of great quality, using the many grape varietals which flourish there. Several red and white wine grape varietals grow extremely well in the region, thanks to the long hot summers and mild autumns the Douro enjoys, and each is used to its full potential by vintners with generations of experience and expertise.
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Portugal has been an important center for wine production ever since the Phoenicians and Carthaginians discovered that the many native grape varietals that grow in the country could be cultivated for making excellent wines. After all, Portugal has something of an ideal wine producing climate and terrain; lush green valleys, dry, rocky mountainsides and extremely fertile soil helped by long, hot summers and Atlantic winds. Today, such a climate and range of terroir produces an impressive variety of wines, with the best wines said to be coming out of the Douro region, the Alentejo and the Colares region near Lisbon. Portugal has an appellation system two hundred years older than France's, and much effort is made by regulating bodies to ensure that the quality of the country's produce remains high, and the wines remain representative of the regions they are grown in.