What am I: Quinta do Javali is a small property of about 18 hectares. It is located along the left bank of the Douro River in the parish of Nagoselo do Douro - São João da Pesqueira, in a place with a history of wine production as old as the region itself.
Most recently, Quinta do Javali has dedicated itself to the practice of biodynamics and has thrown itself into this somewhat mystical and perhaps misunderstood discipline. At their prized vineyard of Fonte do Santo, they make three wines, each representing a different terroir within the same vineyard, each displaying exceptionally different character, and each marked by a different colored wax capsule.
The Blue Capsule stands for dark, bold, blue fruited flavors. The exposure in this part of the vineyard is the most extreme, and the vines obtain the most ripeness, resulting in a wine with richness, black fruits, a sense of power and depth, yet still, the minerality that runs through all these Fonte do Santo wines, proving the integrity of the site, and the work being done there.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: mixed
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%