Set of 6 Bottles
2 Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines
2 Quinta S. José Reserva Red
2 Quinta Nova Reserva Red
Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines
Wine from parcels of old, low yielding vines with up to 30 different grape varieties are kept back for ageing in French and American oak barrels for up to 18 months. A high proportion of the grapes used in the blend are foot trodden in lagares. The wine may be drunk soon after its release but has the depth and concentration to develop in bottle over the long term. It is a complex, powerful wine with great intensity and a richly textured palate. It is always bottled without any fining or filtration.
Grape variety/varieties Mixed plantings (among 25 to 30 different grape varieties)
Average age of vines > 70 years
Region Douro Valley (north of Potugal)
Grapes are hand picked in small plastic craters.
Pumping over with hand plunging in temperature controled fermentation tanks.
Quinta S. José Reserva Red
Ratings and Awards
2012: Revista de Vinhos: 17,5/20
Revista Wine: 18/20
2011: Berliner Wein Trophy 2014: Gold Medal
Portugal Wine Trophy 2014: Grand Gold Medal
Revista de Vinhos: 18/20
Wines of Portugal Challenge 2013: Premium Gold
International Wine Challenge 2013: Gold Medal and Douro Trophy
2010: Copo & Alma - Os melhores 312 vinhos de 2013, de Aníbal Coutinho: 94/100 (24 best wines)
2008: Wine Enthusiast: 93/100
45% Touriga Nacional
55% Old vines with about 50 years.
Origin: The grapes used to make this wine, came from the different parcels of grapes from Quinta de S. José which is situated in Cima Corgo, next to the river, from 100 to 250m of altitude. North exposition and very schist soil.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested, to 25 Kg boxes, at its optimal ripeness; intending to show a vigorous maturity, leading to higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations. After fully stalked and crushed, grapes are fermented in inox vat and lagares, allowing quality constituents presents in the ripe grapes film, softly pass to the wine. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in new and used french oak barrels of 400 liters for about 12 months.
Tasting Notes: Very deep and purple color, very complex and distinct flavors, where fruity and floral nature predominates with spicy notes, black pepper notes coming from the wood are well integrated and balanced with the wine. The palate shows balanced acidity, fruity nature, very good structure with great tannins. Good and long finish with a great balance. This balanced of power and elegance contributes to ageing potential, so the wine will benefit with some years in the bottle.
Serving: Should be served chilled at a temperature of 14/16 ° C.
Conservation: Keep in a dry place with a fresh and constant temperature. The bottle should be stored horizontally.
14% Vol. (20ºC)
Total Acidity: 4,7g/dm3 (Ácido Tartárico)
Volatile Acidity Fixed: 0,4g/dm3 (Ácido Acético)
Production: 6.600 bottles of 0,75L
Winemaker: João Brito e Cunha
Quinta Nova Reserva Red
(2011) - 17 pts - Revista de Vinhos, Portugal, 2014
(2011) - 17 pts - Wine, Portugal, 2013
(2009) - 91/100 pts - Robert Parker, USA, 2012
(2008) - 91/100 pts - Ultimate Wine Challenge, USA, 2011
(2007) - 92/100 pts - Robert Parker, USA, 2011
(2007) - 92/100 pts - Wine Anorak by Jamie Goodie, UK, 2010
Grapes: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and old vines
Vineyards: QN; type A, Sub-region Cima Corgo;
Vinification/Ageing: Grapes selection at the entrance of the cellar. Total destemming and fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 8 days and further 5 days of maceration. Aged 16 months in new and 2nd year 300L barrels of french oak.
total acidity 5,6 g/l
Reducing sugars 0,9 g/l
Winemaker: Jorge Alves e Sónia Pereira
Deep red-violet colour. This wine reveals complex aromas of ripe black and red fruit, with toast and spices. In the mouth it shows
great density, reflecting the softness of the tannins and a full integration between the spices and vanilla of the barrel and the berries notes. Concentation, balance and soft texture are obvious. Nice final, very long, with hints of fruit and cedar. High potential for ageing in bottle.