Quinta do Crasto
Produced exclusively from Touriga Franca grapes, Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca is premium, single-varietal wine bottled solely in those years when the harvest reaches a high level of quality and excellence.
Single-varietal Touriga Franca wines are rarely found. However, this is an emblematic Douro grape that is well adapted to the viticultural characteristics of the region and highly interesting oenologically speaking. It is a reliable variety that has the great virtue of producing low levels of alcohol in spite of the heat in a region such as the Douro.
Despite these positive features, Touriga Franca is a challenging variety as it only achieves its true potential when it reaches perfect phenolic maturation. That is why the Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca matures late, in other words, the grapes of this variety require a long time to reach the right and perfect ripeness. In order to achieve this, the grapes need to come into equilibrium, which only happens in a terroir with all the necessary conditions to produce a truly exceptional wine.
Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca is rich violet in colour. On the nose, it offers an impressive intensity and highly concentrated aromas of red fruits in perfect harmony with soft floral notes. In the mouth, it starts intensely and then evolves into an elegant wine, with excellent mouth volume and silky tannins, all of which are well integrated with notes of red fruits. Its finish is perfectly balanced, extraordinarily long, and full of freshness. This wine is the perfect expression of the identity of the grape variety.
First launched in 2019, coming from the 2016 harvest, Quinta do Crasto Touriga Franca is the third single-varietal produced by Quinta do Crasto. It joins the Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz and Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional, making an important contribution to the vineyard’s offering of single-varietals.
Quinta do Crasto single-varietals are produced exclusively from grapes of the respective variety and are only bottled in years of exceptional quality, when the grape demonstrates all its true potential, making it the embodiment of that grape.