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 RESERVE | 2015 | 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
Nose dominated by notes of ripe red fruit with some hints of strawberry jam and raspberry, combined with nuances of Spice with aromas of vanilla and brioche
18 months in new French Oak
In the mouth, it confirms the fruity aromas in harmony with this structure but elegant.
Steaks, Coq ou Vin, Smoked Sausages, Mature Cheeses, Chinese dishes, fatty fishes like Salmon and Tuna.
The year of 2015
An exceptional viticultural year is coming to a close in the Douro with farmers and winemakers pleased that a year’s work has resulted in some very good ports and Douro wines.
The rainfall figures for the viticultural year show a reduction of 44% on the 21-year average, with just 359 mm [14 in] registered at Quinta do Javali, in the heart of the Alto Douro, for the 11 months to the end of September 2015. This level of rainfall would cause serious concern in many wine areas, but does not in the Douro where the indigenous vines are superbly adapted to be able to mature fruit in dry conditions, albeit resulting in the very low yields which are so characteristic of the region.