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, a place with vineyard tradition since the beginning of the production of Port wine for export, in the late 17th, early 18th centuries.
QUINTA DO JAVALI | CLOS BLUE CAPSULE | RED | 2017 | DOC DOURO
Wine created from the Biodynamic Viticulture Concept. The Blue Capsule results from a location more exposed to the sunset, which increases the polyphenolic richness of the grapes (tannins and anthocyanins), which thus “liberate” for the wine more color and a superior structure.
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca
Dark ruby colour with violaceous halo.
Nose that combines black stone fruit and bark notes. Evidence for the notes of black plums and very ripe black cherries. There are also suggestions of blackberries.
12 months in both new and used French oak.
In the mouth, the mature notes of the black fruit appear and once again the “mineral nerve”, typical of the terroir of Fonte do Santo.
Steaks, Coq ou Vin, Smoked Sausages, Mature Cheeses, Chinese dishes, fatty fishes like Salmon and Tuna.
14ºC to 16ºC
The year of 2017
A dry and relatively warm winter was followed by the three crucial spring months – March, April and May – that were cumulatively 2.6 ˚C (4.7 ºF) warmer than average and equally dry. The only surprising interlude was a cold spell during the last 10 days of March that on 23 March brought a rare snowfall and localised frost. April was the driest since records began in 1931 and delivered an absurdly low 2.6 mm of rain.