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. The wines are naturally produced with minimal intervention in the cellar. 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 Cherry red capsule is named so for its exuberant cherry and red fruit flavors. So light on its feet for a Douro wine, you would be forgiven for thinking it a light Burgundy perhaps, or a Beaujolais? The fact that this is a natural Douro wine makes you completely rethink what you thought you knew about the Douro and Portuguese reds in general.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Grape Varieties: mixed
Alcohol by volume: 12%