Field Blend Old Vines
Since its first release in 1998, Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa has been regarded as one of the greatest Portuguese wines and acclaimed by national and international specialized press.Vinha Maria Teresa is a small plot of Quinta do Crasto which is planted with one hundred-year-old vines. This is the oldest plot of vines at Quinta do Crasto and its name is a tribute to the first grandchild of Constantino de Almeida, founder of the Quinta.A project called "PatGen Vineyards" was recently developed in order to identify all the varieties that make up Maria Teresa's vineyard with the goal of allowing the replacement of dead vines with genetically identical varieties. This therefore will preserve the "terroir" and the "field blend" of this exceptional vineyard. To date 45 different grape varieties have been identified in this ancient vineyard with 4,7 hectares of vines.Ageing: 20 months in new 225 litres oak barrels (85% French oak; 15% American oak).