Crasto Douro Branco 2015

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Regular Price: $37.00

Special Price $31.00

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On a trip to Portugal in May ...  the sun refused to shine until I got to Quinta do Crasto in the Douro, making the lively and unexpectedly intense Crasto Branco 2015 Douro the perfect way to start the evening's tasting on the terrace overlooking the vineyards. Since then I've been waiting patiently for this 2015 vintage, bottled in March 2016, to become widely available.

It has all the lemony freshness you thirst for on a sunny day, along with a light aroma of orange blossom, the flavour of fresh pears and crisp acidity – all natural despite the sunny warmth of the Douro Valley – and a vibrant but creamy intensity thanks to the time spent on the lees after cool fermentation at 14 ºC in stainless-steel tanks. And it's not all about fruit, there's also an attractively dry stony aftertaste giving it a surprisingly long finish at this price. Even better for quenching the thirst, the alcohol is just 12%.  JULIA HARDING MW jancisrobinson.com August 2016