Quinta do Crasto
Touriga Nacional

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional is a premium wine produced exclusively from Touriga Nacional grapes and that is only bottled in years when the highest levels of quality and excellence are achieved.

Touriga Nacional is a notable Douro Valley grape. It is a very fresh variety that brings vivacity to this very hot region. In addition to freshness, Touriga Nacional has a distinctive aroma marked by notes of violet. Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional also has a slight hint of mint that further enhances the natural freshness of the grape.

Touriga Nacional is very well-adapted to the Douro Valley and encounters equilibrium when grown, preferably, at medium and high altitudes, far away from the heat of the lower plots. Quinta do Crasto has two vineyards that average 300 metres in elevation. This is thought to be the best location for this grape, where it enjoys a variety of orientations, namely east, south, west and north. In the east-facing plots, the grapes are very well-balanced in most years. In warmer years, grapes grown facing west and south may suffer somewhat. In north-facing vineyards, the grape behaves very well in very hot years but may encounter more difficulties of phenolic maturation in cooler ones. With such an array of different plots to choose from and based on the climatic conditions of each particular year, the oenology team comes up with the perfect balance in the production of the Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional.

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels that have been specially designed to give lightly toasted notes and to bring out the freshness and aromas characteristic of Touriga Nacional. It is essential during aging that the wood not be allowed to overshadow the natural characteristics of the grape. Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional is a very appealing wine from the start, with very expressive primary aromas. It takes on considerable complexity with bottle aging, without losing the characteristics of the variety.

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional has a lively and concentrated colour. The intense aroma is of ripe fruit with notes of good wood. It has great presence in the mouth, soft and round, with everything highly well-tuned. The finish is long with hints of spices. Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2017 has a deep purple in colour. The nose is fresh, showing seductive aromas of violet and wild berry fruit. Elegant on the palate, evolving into a wine of excellent volume, with a solid structure made of fresh, fine-textured tannins. This is an engaging wine with a fresh, lingering and perfectly balanced finish.

Only in the years 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017 have the conditions been met to produce Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional.

The Quinta do Crasto single varietals are premium wines produced exclusively with grapes of the respective variety and that are only bottled in years of exceptional quality, when the grape achieves its full potential and can showcase the identity of the variety.

Last Updated: July 13, 2021

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2018
97 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2021)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2017
19 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2021)
16,5 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2021)
94-96 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2020)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2016
18,5 Points – Guia de Vinhos do Douro João Paulo Martins (PT / 2021)
18 Points – Top 100 “Spainien und Portugal” – Revista Vinum (CH / 2020)
94 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine (EUA / 2020)
94 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA / 2020)
16,5+ Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2020)
Platinum Medal – Texsom International Wine Awards (EUA / 2020)
93 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2020)
95 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA / 2019)
95 Points – Decanter Magazine (UK / 2019)
18,5 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT / 2019)
18 Points + Highly Recommended – Revista de Vinhos Magazine (PT)
Silver Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 (UK)
92 Points – James Suckling (EUA / 2020)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2015
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
Wine of the Year + Best Red Varietal + Grand Gold Medal – Vinhos de Portugal 2018 Competition (PT)
17 Points – Jancis Robinson (UK / 2019)
18,5 Points – Grandes Escolhas Magazine (PT)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2012
95 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
91 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
94 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2015)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2011
95 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
95 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
1st Place– Premium Category – BASF Nectar DiVino 2013 Competition (DE)
95 Points –  Adega Magazine (BR / 2015)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2010
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
94 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
94 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2015)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2009
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
93 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2012)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2006
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
93 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2015)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2005
94 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
91 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
Gold Medal + Trophy – Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 (UK)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2004
92 Points – Wine Advocate / Robert Parker (EUA)
96 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
95 Points – Adega Magazine (BR / 2015)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2003
93 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2001
96 Points – Wine Spectator (EUA)
Wine of the Year 2005, Gula Magazine (BR)

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