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Quinta do Crasto Douro White 2013


Recommendation: A QUALITY wine at a BARGAIN price.

Winery/Producer: Quinta do Crasto; Sabrosa, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Blend: 45% Rabigato, 40% Viosinho and 15% Gouveio.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Douro, Portugal.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $12.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount).

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Eggplant and roasted tomatoes, green beans and baked potato.

Tasting:

    He said: Slightly chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, Very pale yellow/green color. Light apple and pear aromas with hints of caramel and citrus. Smooth mineralality slightly unripe apple and citrus taste that continues through a long creamy finish and ends slightly crisp and bitter. Nice Portuguese white. An intricate array of flavors, soft texture, tastes that go on and on and VERY easy drinking. Absolutely, a QUALITY wine at a BARGAIN price.

    She said: Light yellow color, clear, irregular slow moving legs. I was prepared for a red wine but was pleasantly surprised by a white Douro served slightly chilled. Too bad but not a total loss because the wine was great. The aroma was mild but full of tropical fruit. The fruitiness lasted into the long finish with an undertone of mineralality and was complemented by a medium body and lovely smoothness. It went well with the dinner but I would love to have again chilled because I think a lower temperature would add a sense of freshness and crispness.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 12$

Bar code: 6 11482 05198 7

Imported by: Broadbent Selections;p Sonoma, California.