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Flor de Crasto Douro Vinho Tinto
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Flor de Crasto Douro Vinho Tinto 2015

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalFlor de Crasto is the younger, juicy, ready-to-drink brother of the Quinta do Crasto serious red portfolio. From 10-14 year old vines from the Douro's schistous soils, this was destemmed, fermented and aged in stainless. That's not to say this isn't a serious red however; the blend of touriga franca, touriga nacional and tinta roriz is packed into a fine, taut structure, with tight tannins housing scrubby dark florals, dark tobacco, perfumed cassis and cracked pepper. Bright acidity (thanks schist) keeps this aloft, and printed for lamb kabobs or roasted chestnuts and mushrooms. Fantastic value.Tasted: 26 January 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 18.00 private wine shops Producer: Quinta do Crasto (Sociedade Agricola da)Distributors: Dandurand
Blend: Touriga Franca - Touriga Nacional - Tinta RorizCSPC: 691386UPC: 05604123001101