Winery Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa
In the mouth this red wine is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.
This wine generally goes well with beef, game (deer, venison) or lamb.
The Vinha Maria Teresa of the Winery Quinta do Crasto is in the top 5 of wines of Portugal and in the top 5 of wines of Douro.
Discover the grape variety: Touriga franca
Most certainly Portuguese. It is said to be the result of a cross between the mourisco de semente and the touriga nacional, which should not be confused with it. It can be found in Australia, South Africa, the United States (California), etc. and is virtually unknown in France.
Informations about the Winery Quinta do Crasto
The Winery Quinta do Crasto is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 26 wines for sale in the of Douro to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Duriense
Duriense is a Portuguese wine region covering the same area as the Douro DOC and the Port wine region. In difference from Douro DOC, Duriense VR is a designation at the lower Vinho Regional (VR) level, which corresponds to table wines with a geographical indication under European Union wine regulations, similar to a French vin de pays region. Thus, it is the simpler or less typical wines of the Douro region that are sold using a Duriense VR label. Before the creation of a separate Duriense VR, the Douro vineyards were Part of the former Transmontano/tras-os-montes">Trás-os-Montes VR, which is now called Transmontano VR and no longer includes the Douro vineyards.
The wine region of Douro
The wine region du Douro is located in the region in Duriense in Portugal. In the mouth of Douro is a powerful with a nice freshness. We currently count 1069 estates and châteaux in the of Douro, producing 4197 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Douro go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, appetizers and snacks or lean fish.
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The word of the wine: Acidity
When present without excess, acidity contributes to the balance of the wine, giving it freshness and nervousness. But when it is very high, it becomes a defect, giving it a biting and green character. On the other hand, if it is insufficient, the wine is soft.