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Crasto's Command Performance

Crasto's Command Performance | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

A recent visit by Winechap (Tom Harrow) to the Douro valley in northern Portugal, was hosted by Vintage Wine Travel and crowned by a really wonderful dinner in the company of distinguished winemaker Manuel Lobo and proprietor Tomás Roquette of Quinta do Crasto. Not only did wild Partridge in Port wine perfectly punctuate a fabulous menu, but an array of great Crasto vintages culminated with two of Portugal's greatest red wines, Crasto's Vinha da Ponte and Maria Teresa... as the image shows, Tom Harrow was spoilt for choice when confonted with an array of fine vintage wines back to the nineties... a memorable way to conclude a truly original Douro visit !

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Crasto Douro White 2011

Crasto Douro White 2011 | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
In a country more famous for port and cork production, Portugal can stake claim to an area that is producing tasty, though underappreciated, wines.

 

Located in northern Portugal, the Douro region is the home for numerous rich reds and vibrant whites that can be a taster’s delight. A recent tasting confirmed just that.

 

Grapes for Quinta do Crasto Douro White 2011 are probably even less known — Gouveio, Roupeiro and Rabigato – but again have been fermented and aged in steel and turned into a bright, fresh wine with slight citrus aromas and tropical notes and excellent minerality"

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The Douro Boys Come to London Town

The Douro Boys Come to London Town | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
Ok, so they're not quite "boys" any more, but with age comes experience and this wine producing elite have established the worldwide reputation of Portuguese wines.
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Crasto Superior | Quinta do Crasto

Crasto Superior | Quinta do Crasto | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

The Douro Superior is an extraordinary wilderness region bounding the majestic Douro river, a place where eagles and vultures soar... and few people might be found amid the ancient olive trees and vineyards. The vines of the Roquette family's remore Quinta da Cabreira are planted here, producing the grapes for their characterful Crasto Superior wines.

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