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A 'New Douro' Star

Posted by David Eley on 19-11-2008

 

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Harvesting high in Gaivosa's vineyards - click to enlarge

The first section of a two-part comprehensive profile on Quinta da Gaivosa has been added to our New Douro micro-site and is now online . Father and son winemakers Domingos and Tiago Alves de Sousa have established a fine reputation for their stunning portfolio of authentic Douro D.O.C. wines. With no less than six separate estates and an impressive array of award winning vintages, Alves de Sousa epitomize the dynamic face of Portuguese winemaking. Each of their premium wines is authentic and provides pure expression of Gaivosa's unique parcels of terroir.

 

The beautiful estate of Quinta da Gaivosa is situated in the Baixa Corgo region of northern Portugal's Douro Valley, a place of steeply terraced vines, lichen covered schist walls and abundant fruit trees. Many of the vineyards are small and contain very old vines, by identifying and expressing the individual qualities of each, Alves de Sousa have created a fascinating and eclectic mix of superb bottles, including Vinha de Lordelo, Vale da Raposa and the fast-forward cult cuvée ‘Abandonado'.

 

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Important note: all 'New Douro' navigation is in red at the bottom of each respective Quinta page.

 

Weblink: www.alvesdesousa.com

 

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