What am I: Quinta do Javali Crazy Pet Nat
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.
The property is located on a small quay in the river, which has been used as a wharf for loading the typical rabelo boats. It also serves as a small cottage, fully rebuilt, and displays an inscription found on the door threshold dating from 1839. The typical and old Douro terrace walls in the property are witness to the history of the vineyard.
The property has a North-Eastern exposure and orientation, as well as the schistose soil with vertical diaclasites. This allows the vine roots to penetrate to unthinkable depths This deep root system provides a complex number of benefits for the vines. As a result, Quinta do Javali is able to create exceptional port and Douro DOC wines.
The vineyard is planted in the characteristic Douro terraces at an altitude between 150 and 300m. Plantings include Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, and Sousão. With the mission of exploring this hidden treasure of the Douro Javali created the family company Sociedade Agrícola da Quinta do Javali, Lda.
Quinta do Javali Crazy Pet Nat has the bright raspberry color of a sparkling wine that is irreverent and bold. Fermentation occurred naturally, giving the last word to Mother Nature. Bold aromas of a natural wine emerged with slightly macerated red fruits and mineral notes. In the mouth, it is possible to detect fruity notes and an acidic nerve that refreshes the level of the natural sugars present in the wine.
Manual harvest for 20 kg boxes. The grapes are fully destemmed. Fermentation in stainless steel and bottling without stabilization before finishing the alcoholic fermentation. Final fermentation in bottle.