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.
QUINTA DO JAVALI | TINTO CAO | RED | 2004 | 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.
Deep core and halo with slight brick nuances.
Nose with notes of mahogany, chest and cigar box "very ripe". With the time of aeration, aromas of spices (nutmeg) and antique leather are exuded.
26 months in new French Oak
The powerful structure of the tannins blends perfectly with the acidicing freshness of the RED DOG variety. Without a doubt, a WINE WITH A POWERFUL LONGEVITY
Cured Beef Steaks, Strong Cheeses, Spicy Foods, fatty fishes like Salmon and Tuna.
The year of 2004
I reckon 2004 will stand out as a defining year for the Douro table wines. We need to remember that the history of serious table wines in the Douro is a remarkably short one. It’s only in the last decade that there have been more than a handful of producers making top quality non-fortified wines, and the history of most of the wines tasted here is much shorter than that. With each new vintage there are newcomers doing good work.