QUINTA DO CRASTO VINHA MARIA TERESA

Vinha Maria Teresa is a small plot of Quinta do Crasto which is planted with one hundred-year-old vines. This is the oldest plot of vines at Quinta do Crasto and its name is a tribute to the first grandchild of Constantino de Almeida, founder of the Quinta. Despite their low productivity, old vines give highly concentrated fruit allowing us to obtain a wine of great complexity

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VINHA MARIA TERESA

 

Vinha Maria Teresa is a small plot of Quinta do Crasto which is planted with one hundred-year-old vines. This is the oldest plot of vines at Quinta do Crasto and its name is a tribute to the first grandchild of Constantino de Almeida, founder of the Quinta. Despite their low productivity, old vines give highly concentrated fruit allowing us to obtain a wine of great complexity. Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa wine is only made in the finest vintages in very limited quantities.

A project called "PatGen Vineyards" was recently developed in order to identify all the varieties that make up Maria Teresa's vineyard with the goal of allowing the replacement of dead vines with genetically identical varieties. This therefore will preserve the "terroir" and the "field blend" of this exceptional vineyard. To date 45 different grape varieties have been identified in this ancient vineyard with 4,7 hectares of vines.

For many wine enthusiasts, enjoying a Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa is a true privilege.

Since its first release in 1998, Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa has been regarded as one of the greatest Portuguese wines and acclaimed by national and international specialized press.

Characteristics

Grape varieties - Old vines – several grape varieties
Vineyards - Socalcos (terraces supported by stone walls)
Age of Vines - +100 years old
Aspect - East
Soil - Schist
Appellation- Douro

Winemaking

Grapes are foot trodden in a traditional stone tank (“lagar”). After this, they are transferred into an open stainless steel tank where the cap is pressed down with robotic pistons. Fermentation takes place for a week under strict controlled temperature environment.

Maturation

New French and American oak barrels.

 

TECHNICAL SHEETS

2011 / 2009 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005

 

AWARDS

VINHOS DE PORTUGAL (PORTUGUESE WINES) 2015 - JOÃO PAULO MARTINS
Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2011 - 18,5 points

REVISTA DE VINHOS (WINE MAGAZINE) - GREAT REDS OF DOURO 2014
Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2011 - 19 points

ESSÊNCIA DO VINHO 2009
1st Place – Red Wines - Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2007

REVISTA DE VINHOS (WINE MAGAZINE) 2009
Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2007 – Excellence Award

RANKING 18 GREAT REDS OF DOURO
Magazine Prazeres da Mesa - 1st Place - Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2001

THE 100 BEST INTERNACIONAL WINES
Magazine Prazeres da Mesa - 1st Place - Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2001

DECANTER MAGAZINE WORLD WINE AWARDS 2004
Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2001 – Gold Medal

WINE SPECTATOR
2009 - 93 points
2007 - 95 points
2006 - 93 points
2005 - 96 points
2003 - 92 points
2001 - 93 points
1998 - 87 points

ROBERT PARKER
2011 - 96 points
2009 - 90 points
2007 - 93 points
2006 - 91 points
2005 - 94 points
2003 - 96 points
2001 - 95 points

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