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Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa Porto 10 Year Old Tawny NV

A complex and charming icon of Duoro
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Primary Notes: Raspberry, Plum Cinnamon

Secondary Notes: Coffee, Caramel

Tertiary Notes: RaisinAlmond

Body: Medium

Dryness: Sweet

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 20

Origin: Duoro, Portugal

Maker: Alves de Sousa

Grape: Touriga Franca

Fermentation: Vegan Heavy Wood

Awards: <90

Decanting: No

Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Egg tarts, chinese steamed egg pudding, Japanese cheesecake

Western Food Pairing: Cheeses, Panna cotta, creme brulee

Description

Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa Porto 10 Year Old Tawny NV

Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa Porto 10 Year Old Tawny has an amber colour with flashes of light red. Caramel, spice and macerated raspberries fill the nose. Beautiful evolution towards complex wood ageing flavours and great finesse. The palate offers layered flavours of red plum, coffee, raisins, cinnamon spice and a hint of almond nuts. 

 Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, and more. 

A blend of the best Port wine's batches ageing in oak casks, produced from different grape varieties of old vines. The fruit comes from Alves de Dousa's family vineyards in Quinta da Gaivosa, one of the highest and coolest points of Gaivosa in the heart of the Duoro Valley. The old vines grow in south facing vineyards with schist and clay soils.

Fermentation with indigenous yeasts at a temperature between 20-25ºc for 3 to 4 days. Interruption of fermentation with wine spirit. The wine ages for 10 years in old French oak barrels.

 

500 ml 

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

- 89 POINTS

Notes of caramel and spice, with some red fruit still present. Beautiful development with aromas of maturation of Ports but with great elegance and discretion.