The property is comprised of a small quay in the river, which was simultaneously used as a wharf for loading the typical rabelo boats; as well as a small rustic house (cottage), fully rebuilt, which displays an inscription found in the door threshold dating from 1839. The typical and old Douro terrace walls in the property are witness to the history of the vineyard.
JAVALI | QUINTA DOS LOBATOS | WHITE | 2019 | DOC DOURO
Quinta do Javali is a small wine property with 18ha dedicated to vines. It sits on the left bank of the Douro river, in the parish of Nagozelo do Douro – S. João da Pesqueira, a place with vineyard tradition since the beginning of the production of Port wine for export, in the late 17th, early 18th centuries.
Arinto & Vioshinho
Light yellow colour
Nose characterized by white and yellow pulp fruit, with a balanced ripeness.
12 months 75% stainless steel vats, 25% French Oak
In the mouth, the fruity component reappears, associated with a “gastronomic” acidity
Shrimp cocktail, Clams, Soft cheeses, Spicy food, Chinese dishes, fatty fishes like Salmon and Tuna.
10° to 12° Celsius
The year of 2019
The 2019 Douro vintage was among the longest in recent years, lasting six weeks, from the first week of September to mid October. Yields were closer to average following the exceptionally small years of 2017 and 2018. The vines at our properties delivered an average of 1.27 kg/vine, or 4,238 kg/ha. Although this is good going for us, it is half the average for Portugal and three to four times less than is harvested in many other European wine regions and in the New World. Given our cost of grapes per hectare is between two and eight times higher than other wine regions, you can see why we feel we farm one of the most challenging areas of vineyard in the world!