In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Pamela Busch convene at San Francisco's CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen for a blind tasting and discussion of 24 different wines made by women.
Theme: Wines by Women. In this tasting IntoWine is featuring wines from producers where either the winemaker or the owner/founder is a woman.
Wine: 2006 Quinta do Crasto Douro Red $20.
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Made from a blend of Douro grapes including a high proportion of Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional, Quinta do Crasto's Douro Red is a young fruit driven wine. With little or no contact with oak this is accessible at an early age combining the character of the fruit with the fresh young palate.
Spotlight on: Leonor Roquette, Owner
The modern winemaking era of Quinta do Crasto dates back as far as 1615, but its Roman ruins suggest earlier viticultural activity. For years, the vineyard, owned by the Roquette family, sold its grapes to A.A. Ferreira until a revision in shipping laws made it possible for Quinta do Crasto to ship its own Port.
Quinta do Crasto has been producing high-quality single quinta table wines in the Douro Valley since 1994. Modern winemaking facilities combined with the use of traditional Douro varietals like Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional, have earned Quinta do Crasto tremendous international acclaim for its range of table wines.
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.