Quinta do Crasto
Reserva Old Vines

Made from grapes coming from old vines at Quinta do Crasto averaging around 70 years of age, Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines is an authentic blend of the best that the Douro has to offer. It has built a solid national and international reputation due to its excellent price/quality ratio and to the ample number of bottles available on the market.

Quinta do Crasto has 40 hectares of old vines divided amongst 42 vineyard lots, the most famous of which are the Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa. Each of these plots of old vines is planted in dozens of mixed varieties and produces, on average, 3,000 litres/hectare. The yield, of course, varies from year to year according to the decisions of the winemaking team as they craft the full range of wines made from these old vines, including the varietals. Given the productive restraints, the number of Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines bottles varies significantly but it ranges from 80,000 to 90,000 annually.

The low yield of these old vines, together with the 18 months that the wine ages in French and American oak barrels in the temperature-controlled Barrel Cellar, makes Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines a complex and concentrated wine.

Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines shows complex aromas, with well-integrated fruit and oak notes and a hint of spice. Intense and deep on the palate, it is well balanced by the firm structure of the tannins and delivers a long and lingering finish. It is ideal to accompany hearty meat and game dishes. Since it is bottled unfiltered, some sediment may form during bottle ageing.

AWARDS

WINE SPECTATOR
2013 – 92 Pontos / 2012 – 94 pontos / 2009 – 90 pontos / 2008 – 93 pontos / 2007 – 93 pontos / 2006 – 92 pontos / 2005 – 95 pontos / 2004 – 93 pontos / 2003 – 92 pontos / 2001 – 92 pontos / 2000 – 92 pontos / 1998 – 88 pontos / 1994 – 89 pontos

Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2008 – Top 100 2011 – 62.º Lugar
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2005 – Top 100 2008 – 3.º Lugar
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2004 – Top 100 2006 – 47.º Lugar

ROBERT PARKER
2013 – 94 pontos / 2012 – 93 pontos / 2011 – 94 pontos / 2009 – 93 pontos / 2008 – 92 pontos / 2007 – 94 pontos / 2006 – 91 pontos / 2005 – 91 pontos / 2004 – 94 pontos / 2003 – 93 pontos / 2002 – 91 pontos

SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS 2016
Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2013 –Medalha de Prata

WINE ENTHUSIAST
Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2013 – 94 pontos

WINE & SPIRITS
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2001 – Top 100 of the World in 8.700 wines tasted

TASTED JOURNAL – BLIND TASTING 2014
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2011– 95 Pontos

CONCURSO “A ESCOLHA DA IMPRENSA” – 2005
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2003 – Menção Honrosa

REVISTA DE VINHOS 2009
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2007 – Melhor da Região

ESSÊNCIA DO VINHO 2011
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2008 – TOP 10

Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2007
Medalha de Ouro no V Concurso Internacional de Vinhos do Brasil

GISMONDI WINES 2009
Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2007 – 94 Pontos

Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2007
Medalha de Ouro – Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009

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