Finest Reserve Ruby Port, Quinta do Crasto
Tasting Note: A balanced and fresh Ruby Port from a venerable Douro estate, this is elegant and enduring, full of figs, wild berries and herbs.
Food Matching: Great with a strong cheese; try a good English Cheddar.
Vineyard: Vines, which are over 60 years of age, are planted on terraces supported by stone walls on shist soil. The aspect is Southeast facing.
Vinification: Mixed varieties from old vines are hand picked, softly crushed and, after partial stalk-removal, all foot trodden in traditional stone lagares. Fortification is by adding brandy to the must at the right moment to stop the fermentation, and keep the natural sweetness in the wine.