Quinta da Boavista &

Quinta da Boavista 'Torre de Tavares' Encruzado 2021

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Press 2• April 2024 Direct Press Selection

João Tavares de Pina’s organic vineyards are located in Penalva do Castelo in the Dão, a region in north-central Portugal. His family’s 18th century home is surrounded by forests of oak and eucalyptus, and João works hard to maintain the natural biodiversity which includes chamomile, clover, serradella, grass, lavender and wildflowers. The vineyards, located at an altitude of 550 meters are a combination of deep granite soils, clay and schist that are ideal for his prized Jaen (Mencía), Touriga Nacional and rare Pinheira (Rufete). 

The Quinta da Boavista 'Torre de Tavares' Encruzado 2021 is 100% Encruzado, considered one of Portugal 's finest white grape varieties. The grapes come from a one hectare organic plot of south facing vines planted on old granitic soils. The grapes are de-stemmed and kept on their skins for 48 hours before fermentation. The wine is aged for eight months in large old chestnut casks then bottled with a touch of sulfur.

This is an elegant wine reminiscent of Burgundy, befitting the old comparison of the Dão to the region in France. The nose sparked the sense memory of quince, concentrated orchard fruit, hint of a lactic note, and a touch of spice. The palate was generous with notes of the orchard fruit being echoed, a bit of almond or marzipan, with high acidity and a fantastic saline quality. Jeremy Hernandez

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