Released only in the finest years, this field-mix of 100+ year-old indigenous grape varieties comes from the ancient, terraced Vinha da Ponte vineyard. The grapes are trodden in traditional stone troughs, or lagars, then transferred to an open top, stainless steel tank where the cap is regularly pressed down with robotic pistons. Fermentation takes place for a week in a temperature-controlled environment. Like its sister wine, Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa, Quinta do Crasto Vinha da Ponte takes its name from a centenary plot of vines. It is only bottled in years of exceptional quality that yield lively and deep-coloured wines. This is a distinctive wine, with rich and intense aromas of ripe fruit that stand out elegantly over the notes of oak. It is powerful and elegant on the palate and finishes with great balance and persistence, ensuring its development in the bottle for years to come.
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