Alves de Sousa Reserva Pessoal 2011

A very special wine only made on special years with very limited quantities.
A wine that recovers the true philosophy of old “reservas” and “garrafeiras” with a minimum of 7 years of ageing before being launch in the market.


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  • Alcohol:14,5% vol

  • Grape Variety:Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca,Tinto Cão, Touriga Nacional,others (field-blend) 

  • Serving Temperature:17ºC

  • Type:Red

  • Winemakers:Tiago Alves de Sousa

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

  • Capacity:75cl


  • Vineyard:1997 was the first Vintage. An old vineyard of Quinta da Gaivosa seen from a different angle. A new wine was born! Preserving its origins but with a self-personality. The exclusivity of the first vintage is very clear in the numbers – only 197 cases… of 1 bottle. Released only in vintages of exceptional quality, in very limited quantities, and with a minimum of 7 years of aging, recovering the true philosophy of the old “reservas” and “garrafeiras”. Wines to keep, released with proper aging and maturity, demonstrating the virtues of time on great wines. It’s one of the finest expressions of Gaivosa’s terroir.
  • Climate:Mediterranean Continental, hot days and cool nights during the maturation
  • Soil:Schist
  • Age of Vineyards:Over 80 years
  • Vinification:Total destemming, 10 days fermentation with temperature control, and 10 days maceration
  • Ageing:14 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 colour. Violets, dry dark plums, and liquorice. Smooth as velvet, refined structure, lovely balance and freshness, pure elegance! Giving plenty of pleasure already but it will still age beautifully for at least another 10 years


Weight 1.5 kg

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Alves de Sousa's family produces their own wines, according to a family tradition that begun 5 generations, which is today also being continued by his children.