SHAKING UP THE WINE WORLD

 

Quinta da Boavista is one of the most emblematic vineyards of the Douro, an estate indelibly associated with the name of Baron Joseph James Forrester, a pre-eminent figure in the history of winemaking in this, Portugal’s premium winemaking region.

Located on the Douro’s right bank, just West of the sleepy town of Pinhão and endowed with a unique, spectacular view over the river, this icon of the Demarcated Douro Region is best-known for its quality vines, some a century old, planted in schist terraces built by the arduous labour of men and beast in the 19th Century and before. On this property, one feels as if time has stood still, that memories are rigorously preserved, making Quinta da Boavista an ex-libris of the breathtaking mix of natural beauty and human ingenuity that is the Douro. The sum of all these elements is an ideal terroir for producing wines of exceptional quality.

imagem (1).jpeg

 

PORTFOLIO


Boa-Vista Reserva .png

BOA-VISTA RESERVA

As is common to all Boavista wines, the Reserva was aged in French oak barrels from different cooperages and with different levels of toast for two years, followed by another year's aging in bottle. The result is a very complex wine that reveals itself gradually on a number of different levels.

Colour
Deep ruby.

Nose
Complex, deep, intense and seductive hints of both red and black fruit, plus tobacco, spices and dark chocolate.

Palate
Fine, polished tannins that make for a long finish. Elegantly balanced acidity and fruit.

Vinification
Vinification in traditional granite "lagares" with foot treading, stainless steel vats or - for the single-vineyard wines - small containers or upturned 500-L French oak barrels. Each type of vinification confers a distinct style on each wine. All Boavista wines are aged in French oak barrels from different cooperages and with different levels of toast. 


Boa-Vista Vihna do Oratorio.png

VINHA DO ORATORIO

A single-vineyard wine from Boavista’s ex-libris the Vinha do Oratório, whose towering, serpentine terraces form an altar like shape that give the vineyard its name.

Colour
Deep, intense ruby.

Nose
Elegant, depth with predominantly red and briar fruit backed up by complexity resulting from long ageing in barrel.

Palate
Silky on first contact, very fine tanins which provide a generous structure to ths wine, though with elegance and balance. Intense mouthfeel and pronouncedly long finish.

Vinification
The Oratório grapes are fermented and foot-trodden in open granite vats and aged in French oak barrels for over 18 months. The wine is stored for at least one year before being released to the market. No stabilization or filtration means that deposits can form with age, therefore we recommend decanting before service.


Boa-Vista Vihna do Ujo.png

VINHA DO UJO

The second single vineyard wine of Quinta da Boavista comes from a north-facing, dramatically steep vineyard with extremely narrow terraces. Ujo is the local Douro name for Eagle Owl.

Colour
Cherry red.

Nose
Still relatively closed needs time: mineral, red fruit, extremely fine and elegant.

Palate
Freshness, elegance and still some hint of tannins. Vibrant texture. Very long finish.

Vinification
Grapes are fermented in large, 500-litre French oak barrels and, after a period of maceration, transferred to 225-litre barrels, also made of French oak, for 16 months of ageing. The wine is stored for at least one year before being released to the market. No stabilization or filtration means that deposits can form with age, therefore we recommend decanting before service.