Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa LBV Porto 2015, Douro, Portugal 75cl

Alves de Sousa

Fortified wine, 75cl. Full bodied Touriga Franca Touriga Nacional Tinto Cao and Tinta Roriz blend from Douro Portugal. 19.5%ABV. Vegan

Deep ruby colour. Flavours of dry dark plums and liquorice. Full bodied but very smooth. Macerated cherries and dark chocolate notes, with firm but well integrated tannins. Long and harmonious finish.  

Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

'A very well-balanced wine with lots of fresh red fruit and oak character joined by sweet spice and orange peel. It would pair well with a chocolate dessert with raspberry sauce.' Immacolata Cannavo, Hakkasan Mayfair. 'This has a spicy, peppery palate with silky dark fruits like cherry preserve. Superbly well-presented, and very long and powerful.' Sarah Jane Evans MW, team leader.

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 2007; 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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