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 | MARIA LUISA | RED 2017 | 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.
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca
The wine is a deep ruby color with hints of crimson on the rim.
Notes of red berries, with a suggestion of plums, raspberries and strawberries. Also note of spices of the ancestral Douro wines, such as rosemary and a touch of pink pepper.
12 months in new French Oak
The fruity component of the wine reappears, in a whirlwind of tastes which once again confirms the complexity which is so characteristic of an old wine.
Cured Beef Steaks, Strong Cheeses, Spicy Foods, fatty fishes like Salmon and Tuna.
The year of 2017
This has been a very warm, dry year in the Douro. From December 2016 onwards, every month had substantially below average rainfall apart from a 30-mm (1.2-in) downpour and some localised hail on the afternoon of 6 July. This rain swelled the year’s rainfall figures, but was of minimal benefit as most of the water simply ran off the vineyards in torrents, causing some damage to terraces. Lots of our valuable soil ended up in the Douro river, which flowed golden-brown for a few days.