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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Branco Superior 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Portugal
region
Douro
WA
93
JS
92
WS
90
Additional vintages
2018 2017 2016
WA
93
Rated 93 by Wine Advocate
The 2018 Branco Superior, set for bottling in a few weeks from this tasting but the final blend, is a 60/40 blend of Viosinho and Verdelho aged for six months in 50% used French oak (although 15% had acacia heads). It comes in at 12.5% alcohol. That's a drop from last year. This shows its oak a bit too much just now, but that will change as this pulls itself together. More importantly, it adds a layer of depth to the regular Branco and more grip on the finish while retaining the regular Branco's freshness and balance. It has enough of everything to seem rather serious too. This is impressive, and it's able to age well. It may be the best yet in the brand. ... More details
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Quinta Do Crasto Douro Branco Superior 2018 750ml

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Region: Douro

The undisputed jewel in Portugal's crown is the beautiful wine region of Douro, located along the banks of the river from where it gets its name. The region itself is renowned around the world for its range of wonderfully aromatic fortified wines, as well as a wide variety of still red and white wines made from native grape varietals. Wineries in the Douro region utilize a huge amount of different local grapes for their characterful wines, but generally the most popular are made from Tinta Roriz, a rich and flavorful red wine grape related to Spain's flagship Tempranillo. However, there are plenty of different red and white grape varietals used in the region, all benefiting from the excellent hot weather and mineral rich terroir which characterizes the Douro valleys.
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Country: Portugal

Benefiting from both the hot, dry Iberian climate as well as brisk Atlantic winds, Portugal is a perfectly situated country for vineyard cultivation and wine production. With a wine making history which stretches back thousands of years, it comes as little surprise that wine plays an important role in the cultural identity and practices of the country. The Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Greeks and the Romans all had a hand in forming Portugal as an important center for wine production, and over the millennia, this resulted in each region of this beautiful part of Europe producing its own distinctive wines easily identifiable and separate from neighboring Spain's. Today, the varied terroir and climate across Portugal allows a great range of wines to be made each year, from the fresh and dry Vinho Verde wines to the famous and widely drunk fortified Port wines, and many in between.