2017 Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Oratório Vinhas Velhas

109.95 90.87
Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Winery Quinta da Boavista
Year 2017
Grape Blend Rood
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2040
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Quinta da Boavista is located near Pinhão, on the right bank of the Douro River, and has an extraordinary view over the river. It is one of the most iconic estates in the demarcated region, known not only for its historic link with the Baron of Forrester, but also for its 36 hectares of high quality vines.

Quinta da Boavista's iconic vineyard, the Vinha do Oratorio, is formed in high and curved terraces in the shape of an oratory that reach eight meters in height. Located on the east, this vineyard has an altitude ranging between 80 and 175 meters and has a mixture of more than 25 Douro grape varieties. With an average age of over 90 years, these vineyards allow us to produce a wine of remarkable concentration and complexity. The grapes for this wine come from one plot, called Oratorio (Oratory).

The Boavista Vinha do Oratório is a Vinhas Velhas (+90 years old) or Vieile vignes (VV). To ensure the characteristics of the varietals contained in this field blend, Quinta da Boavista uses manual harvesting and manual grape grading processes, followed by gentle debarking of the berries and crushing. The grape fermentation takes place in new 500 liter French wooden barrels. After a period of maceration, the resulting wine is aged for 16-20 months in 225 liter French oak barriques barrels. The wines are not filtered or cold stabilized and therefore they can produce a sediment with age.

The wine Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Oratório Vinhas Velhas has a deep ruby ​​red color and predicts a dense and concentrated wine. On the nose, the complex aromas unfold in successive layers, with black fruit first, followed by notes of snuff, spice and hints of balsamic. The palate is full and silky, with generous tannins and acidity, culminating in a captivating finish. A wine with a lot of liveliness.

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Vineyard for 2017 Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Oratório Vinhas Velhas

For the start of Quinta da Boavista, we go back to the first demarcation of this wine region in the Douro, in 1756. The estate is clearly documented on renowned maps from 1843 made by the owner Joseph James Forrester (Baron van Forrester). These maps later became known as important references for the area: "Mappa do Paiz Vinhateiro do Alto Douro" (1843) and "Douro Portuguez e Paiz Adjacente" (1848). In the intervening years up to 2020, the winery has had its fair share of owners and challenges.

But over the years, the expertise in the winery has grown steadily. This was given a boost when Sogevinus Fine Wines, one of the largest Douro wine groups, bought the winery in 2020. Despite Quinta da Boavista's long existence, since 2020 the winery has experienced exponential growth in expertise & quality and has been known ever since as the Douro icon.

Because it all started in the Douro: This majestic river, which enters Portugal from Spain to the Atlantic Ocean, in Porto, is the backbone of one of the most authentic and unique wine regions in the world. It is home to an impressive variety of indigenous varieties and many Vinhas Velhas (old vines). On the right bank of the river is the iconic estate of Quinta da Boavista, with 36 hectares of high-quality vines. These vineyards are spread over a dazzling geometric setting of hand-built terraces and supported by small slate walls, typical of the region. Some terraces are almost eight meters high and this, together with the extreme climate and dramatic steep slopes, makes for a unique terroir.

The wines of Quinta da Boavista are among the absolute Grand Crus of Portugal. The Vinhas Vehas Ujo and Oratorio have become international icon wines.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Winery Quinta da Boavista
Grape Blend Rood
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2040
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Romantisch
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