Quinto Do Crasto Port Vintage 2005
Grape Variety Old Vines - mixed plantings (among 25 to
30 different grape varieties).
Age of vines >60 years
Vineyard exposure East/ South
Soil Terroir Schist
Alcohol, vol %: 19.5%
Vinification Techniques Grapes are hand picked in small plastic craters.
100 % foot trodden in traditional stone ”lagares”. Natural yeast.
Fortified brandy is added to the must at 8º Baumé to stop the
fermentation. Wine is bottled without any fining or filtration after
two years in wood.
Ageing in wood: 24 months in 9.000 litres barrels. 100% Portuguese oak.
Bottling: July of 2007. 6.154 bottles (0,75 Litres).
3.672 bottles (0,375 Litres).
Tasting: Colour: Very dark, Black.
Aroma: Extraordinary intensity very ripe and fresh fruit. Wild
berries, figs and plums. Great elegance and deepness.
Palate: Rich attack, with great volume and elegance. High
concentration and very soft tannins with spectacular deepness.
Finishes with a big explosion of fresh wild fruit. As a result this
wine shows great complexity and structure, which means that
has the necessary condiments for a correct ageing.
Winemakers: Manuel Lobo and Tomás Roquette