Wine Crasto Superior Syrah Red 2019 75cl
Region: Douro, Portugal
97% Syrah; 3% Viognier
The grapes, from our Quinta da Cabreira in Douro Superior, were transported in plastic food boxes and subjected to a rigorous sorting at the entrance to the winery. After total destemming and slight crushing, the must was transferred to temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation vats.
Aged in French oak barrels, where it remained for about 16 months.
With a deep ruby color, it presents intense aromas of forest flowers in harmony with soft notes of spice. In the mouth it starts with excellent volume, proving to be a wine with a serious structure, composed of tannins with a fine and persistent texture. An engaging wine that very well reflects the typicality of the Syrah variety and ends with excellent freshness and persistence.
Quinta do Crasto has more than 400 years of history, part of which is documented.
The events and vicissitudes that brought the Crasto brand through time should be highlighted, passing through the Pombalina Company, through the liberalization and market regulation movements, through the plagues of the 19th century, powdery mildew, mildew and phylloxera.
Going through the creation of Álvaro Moreira da Fonseca’s “Method for the Distribution of the Benefit of Port Wine”.
For the foundation of Casa do Douro and the Porto Wine Institute, for the 1974 revolution and for joining the European Union (at the time European Economic Community).
All this history passed through the Quinta. But she didn’t stay passive, she was part of this whole story.
Its owners or farmers took care of its development, its projection into foreign trade and the innovation of its working methods.
They adapted to the new times, but they also knew how to choose and make those times.