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Alves de Sousa Abandonado 2017, Douro, Portugal 75cl

Alves de Sousa

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Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied Touriga Nacional Tinta Amarela Touriga Franca Sousão and others blend from Douro, Portugal. 14.5% ABV. Vegan

Deep ruby colour. Distinct flavours of eucalyptus, refined coffee with hints of tar and black fruits. An iconic wine from the Douro valley that will gracefully mature in the next 15-20 years.

Producer Profile Alves de Sousa

The Alves de Sousa family has been producing wines for several generations, initially supplying fruit and wine to other port companies. When Domingos Alves de Sousa inherited his family’s quintas in 1987, he began producing wine under the family name. After studying viticulture in Bordeaux and his native Portugal, acquiring additional properties and constructing a modern cellar at Quinta da Gaivosa, he released his first vintage in 1991. Since then, Domingos and his wines have gained critical acclaim. Notably, he was named “Producer of the Year” by Revista de Vinhos in 1999 and 2006; he is the only person to have won this prestigious award twice. Today, Domingos and his son, Tiago, run the estate of five quintas producing both still and fortified wines. 

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