Quinta do Crasto
Tinta Roriz

Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz is a premium wine produced exclusively from Tinta Roriz grapes and that is only bottled in those years marked by exceptional quality and excellence.

Over the years, Quinta do Crasto has identified the three vineyard plots that are ideal for this variety with three solar exposures – east, southeast and northwest. They are at similar altitudes and have soils that, although poor at the surface, have a layer of clay at a metre and a half in depth that retains the winter rains and thus provides the water conditions necessary for the excellent performance of the vine.

Tinta Roriz is a challenging grape variety from an oenological point of view. High in tannins, its biggest challenge is the phenolic maturation of the grapes. In order to achieve the desired point of tannin maturation, these grapes require the ideal terroir in terms of soil, altitude and sun exposure, with favourable climatic conditions throughout the year. It may then be necessary to harvest each plot selectively and, then undertake careful, precision winemaking in the cellar in order to safeguard the full potential that comes from the vines and so as to obtain the highest quality product.

In those years when climatic conditions prevent the appropriate maturation of Tinta Roriz, the standards of excellence set by the Quinta do Crasto Oenology team cannot be met, and this single varietal is not produced. Happily, the last nine years have permitted the vineyard to consistently bottle Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz. Aged solely in new French oak barrels, Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz has only been produced in the years 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz has a lively and concentrated colour. On the nose, it presents an intense aroma of ripe fruit with good woody notes. It has great presence in the mouth, soft and round, with everything in perfect balance. It has a long and prolonged finish. The Quinta do Crasto Tinta Roriz 2017 presents deep ruby in colour. Outstanding aroma complexity on the nose, with fresh notes of gum cistus in perfect harmony with delicate hints of spice and wild berries. The palate starts in a captivating way, immediately delivering excellent volume and a solid structure, along with tannins of great personality that are well integrated with elegant flavours of wild fruit. The finish is balanced and persistent. This is a wine that conveys the essence of Tinta Roriz.

The Quinta do Crasto single varietals are premium wines. Produced exclusively with fruit of the respective variety, they are only bottled in those years of such exceptional quality that the grape showcases all its true potential and achieves the maximum expression of the identity of its variety.

Last Updated: February 22, 2021

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2017
16+ Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2021)
95-97 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (USA / 2020)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2016
94 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine (EUA / 2020)
16,5++ Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2020)
94 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA / 2020)
18 Points – Revista de Vinhos Magazine (PT)
96 Points – Decanter Magazine (UK / 2019)
92 Points – James Suckling (EUA / 2020)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2015
18,5 Points – Guia de Vinhos do Douro João Paulo Martins (PT / 2021)
92 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2020)
18,5 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2019)
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
17,5 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2019)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2014
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
Grand Gold Medal – Vinhos de Portugal 2017 Competition (PT)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2013
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
94 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2017)
95 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
94 Points + Cellar Selection – Wine Enthusiast Magazine (EUA)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2012
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
94 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2016)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2011
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2010
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
91 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 2003
93 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
92 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
Gold Medal + Trophy – Decanter Magazine World Wine Awards 2004 (UK)

QUINTA DO CRASTO TINTA RORIZ 1999
94 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA / 2019)
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)

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