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 OLD VINES |RED | 2013 | 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, Tinto Cão e Tinta Barroca
Dark red colour loaded
Nose characterized by notes of ripe black fruit, with hints of stone of black plums, dark chocolate and cocoa black, bark, and some leather, throughout evolution.
Aged 20 months in new and old French oak barrels.
In the mouth, the structure is striking, with tannins well presented, elegant and harmonious, to contribute to a silky body.
Cured Beef Steaks, Mature Cheeses, Game birds, Spicy Foods, fatty fishes like Salmon and Tuna.
The year of 2013
Many have described 2013 as an atypical year. Various factors have contributed to this description.
First, there was the rain, which was plentiful in late 2012 and continued to fall heavily until April 2013. The highest rainfall was recorded in March, which turned out to be beneficial, because it restored the soils’ water reserves which were depleted after two particularly dry years.
Lower than normal temperatures for the time of year accompanied the heavy rainfall at the beginning of the year, which caused delays to the start of the new growth cycle of the vine, and all subsequent stages.
However, in July and August the hot and dry weather, with practically no rainfall and very high temperatures at times, resulted in a slight imbalance in the ripening process.