What am I: Quinta do Javali Port Vintage 2016
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.
As a Vintage Port, the Quinta do Javali 2016 Vintage is a wine that has the complexity, quality, and finesse, as well as the natural acidity and tannic structure to age well through time.
It has a deep color, with dark purple all of the way to the edge of the wine. The nose is dominated by ripe black fruit notes, with strong flavors of stewed plums and dark chocolate. The structure is characterized by great concentration and richness of ripe tannins. The mouth appears full, with austerity and complexity.
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