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 | TAWNY PORT | PORT | 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, Tinta Barroca e sousão
Dark brown, hints of mahogany.
Nose is marked by notes of dried fruit and toasted (walnuts, hazelnuts), exotic wood and fruit in syrup.
5 Years in French Oak
In the mouth, the structure is elegant and balanced, and to emphasize the freshness acid.
Salty dry hard cheese, Parmigiano, Cheddar, Comte. Blue Cheese, Dried Nuts and deserts including chocolate.
14ºC to 16ºC
The year of 2015
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 Bomfim, 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.