Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa 2017



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  • Alcohol:14% vol

  • Grape Variety:Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cão, among others

  • Serving Temperature:17ºC

  • Type:Red

  • Winemakers:Tiago Alves de Sousa

  • Pairing:Veal, Beef, Lamb, Poultry, Pasta, Game (deer, venison)

  • Capacity:75cl


  • Vineyard:The rough slopes. The roughness of the soil. The almost century-old vineyards. The forest. And Marão in the distance, witness to the years that have already passed by Quinta da Gaivosa. Family and sentimental ties are tightened. This is where it all started. An Alves de Sousa lifted it up and gave it its name. An Alves de Sousa made it known to the world in the form of one of the most emblematic wines of the Douro. A wine that expresses the dedication of several generations of the family to the vineyards of Quinta da Gaivosa and the unique quality of its terroir.
  • Climate:Mediterranean Continental, hot days and cool nights during the maturation
  • Soil:Schist
  • Age of Vineyards:Over 100 years
  • Vinification:Total destemming, 9 days fermentation with temperature control, and 7 days maceration
  • Ageing:15 months in new French oak
  • Temperature and Service Conditions: 17ºC decant for 1 hour before serving
  • Aging ability in the bottle: 15-20 years
  • Tasting notes:Deep ruby color. Aroma of forest fruits, eucalyptus leaf, pine and prunes. Solid, with great structure, but with the balance and elegance typical of Gaivosas. Great complexity and with many good years ahead.


Weight 1.5 kg

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