A tribute to a village, its townspeople and its indigenous old-vines, Celler Vall Llach created their Porrera Vi de Vila to be a wine of the highest quality and a homage to the people of Porrera, a village that welcomed the winery with open arms and now defines its spirit.
The vineyards of Pernand-Vergelesses are in a very hilly area, stretching over the slopes between Aloxe- Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. Pernand-Vergelesses has only six Premier Crus : “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Ile des Vergelesses”, “Les Vergelesses” and “Les Plantes des Champs et Combottes”. This village is located at an altitude of between 250 to 350 m. We have 1,7 ha of this climate.
A unique blend of old-vine Spanish varieties with younger French vines, this wine possesses an amaranthine color and intriguing aromas of ripe forest berries, lavender, anise seed and cedar
The Pernand-Vergelesses vineyards stretch over the hilly slopes between Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès- Beaune. Only six of its plots are classified as red Premiers Crus: “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Ile des Vergelesses” and “Les Plantes des Champs et Combottes”. This locality is one of the oldest vineyards of Burgundy: it was planted in 1158 by the monks of the Abbaye de Maizières.
Swirling the glass offers up dizzying aromas of freshly picked berries and mom’s delights roasting in the kitchen: blackberries, cherry pie, pepper, tobacco and bacon. The skillful addition of new wood is expressed in the subtle nuance of vanilla and smoke. A velvety pillow greets the palate, followed by luscious blackberries, balanced acidity and sturdy yet refined tannins that linger alongside pleasing notes of berry and crispy bacon.
Made from grapes coming from old vines at Quinta do Crasto averaging around 70 years of age, Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines is an authentic blend of the best that the Douro has to offer. It has built a solid national and international reputation due to its excellent price/quality ratio and to the ample number of bottles available on the market. Quinta do Crasto has 40 hectares of old vines divided amongst 42 vineyard lots, the most famous of which are the Vinha da Ponte and Vinha Maria Teresa. Each of these plots of old vines is planted in dozens of mixed varieties and produces, on average, 3,000 litres/hectare. The yield, of course, varies from year to year according to the decisions of the winemaking team as they craft the full range of wines made from these old vines, including the varietals. Given the productive restraints, the number of Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines bottles varies significantly but it ranges from 80,000 to 90,000 annually. The low yield of these old vines, together with the 18 months that the wine ages in French and American oak barrels in the temperature-controlled Barrel Cellar, makes Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines a complex and concentrated wine.
Released only in the finest years, this wine is made with 100% Tinta Roriz. Vivid and deep in color with intense ripe fruit aromas and notes of oak. Soft and round on the palate, very well balanced. A long and lingering finish.