The Maria Teresa vineyard, whose name is a tribute to the first Constantino de Almeida granddaughter (founder of Quinta do Crasto), is a centenary vineyard. Despite the low productivity typical of an old vine, it presents very high concentration levels that allows a very complex wine. So far they have been identified 45 different grape varieties in this vineyard with 4.7 hectares. The Vineyard Maria Teresa wine is only bottled in years that achieves a high level of quality and always in very limited quantities.
Extraordinarily complex on the nose, with fresh aromas of spice, gum cistus and wild berry fruit. Everything is well-balanced, resulting in a wine of great freshness and depth. Lush and charming beginning that leads to a tight-knit structure of firm, finely-textured tannins nicely wrapped in complex flavours of wild berry fruit and fresh spice. A unique and distinctive wine with an elegant and lingering finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serve at a temperature of 16°C to 18ºC.
This wine finely accompanies red meats, roast beef and grilled meats.
Reviews and Awards:
. 95 points in Robert Parker;
. 92 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 18 points in Jancis Robinson;
. Silver medal (2008) at Decanter World Wine Awards;
. Bronze medal (2007) at Decanter World Wine Awards.
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