2017 Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Ujo Vinhas Velhas
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 to the Baron of Forrester, but also for its 36 hectares of high quality vines.
Vinha do Ujo stands for decades of dedication and attention to detail to ensure that this wine shows its charismatic expression of a unique terroir.
Vinha do Ujo was planted before 1930 on horizontal terraces predating the phylloxera (grape louse) and the land is supported by small slate walls. With over 25 grape varieties , diversity is guaranteed and only achievable from such old vines. They are spread over small terraces facing north with an altitude varying between 180 and 210 meters. These vines are curated year after year by the experienced hands of those who have lived in the Douro for generations.
The Boavista Vinha do Ujo 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 berry debarking 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.
With an appealing and challenging ruby red color, this Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Ujo is inviting. Subtle at first, it unravels its character in the glass. With notes of wood intertwined with fine notes of spice, it captivates for its aromas of blueberries and other wild berries. Delicate in the beginning, it quickly takes over and reveals its multiple complex layers in a subtle and exciting way. A wine that impresses with its length and that will improve even further with the years. Only around 1,200 bottles are made of this unique wine in the top years. Parker writes in his review (95/100 Parker) "... Wherever the ceiling is, however, you won't regret drinking this.... "
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|Type of Wine
|Quinta da Boavista
|Drinking as of
|Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Romantisch