Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2015
La peculiaridad más curiosa de este vino es que se elabora con entre 25 y 30 variedades de uvas diferentes con el fruto de viñas con más de 70 años de edad plantadas en socalcos (terrazas). Una verdadera verbena en una añada 2015 con mucha frutalidad pero en absoluto dulce. El resultado es un vino donde destacan las notas aromáticas de frutos rojos y los toques de especias, junto con un paso elegante, estructurado y aterciopelado.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
"The 2015 Reserva Old Vines is a field blend from old vines (average age: 70 years) aged for 16 to 18 months in 65% new oak (85% French, the rest American), depending on the lots. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This year, Crasto eliminated two southern-exposure plots in the vineyard because they were not fresh enough, and Maria Teresa and Vinha da Ponte lots were eliminated because both produced separate wines this year. This may not be the biggest or most powerful or deepest Old Vines, but it will certainly be considered one of the best. Like the Crasto Superior this issue, it has all the hallmarks of the 2015 vintage—elegance, freshness and big, vivid fruit flavor. Here too, and as with most 2015s, the fruit is never jammy but always well-defined by acidity. This then adds a layer of concentration to the Superior and more caressing texture as well. The finish is longer too. This is a beauty that will be approachable young, but it will hold well—20 years should not be a problem, while more is easily possible. This still has some upside potential, by the way. You can certainly plunge in now, but it may yet develop more. If it does, it might even be entitled to an uptick. There were 90,000 bottles produced."