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 Red Capsule stands for strong red fruit character - plum, cherry, blackberry, and a pronounced mineral backbone. There is a balsamic note that runs through this wine and an exotic sandalwood spice that takes you on a journey somewhere far from the typical Douro red wine flavors.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Douro
Grape Varieties: mixed
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%