Alves de Sousa Quinta de Gaivosa 10 Year Old White Port NV, Portugal

Alves de Sousa

Fortified wine, 50cl. Full bodied Sousao Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca blend from Douro, Portugal. 19.5%ABV. Vegan

Amber in colour. Complex, full of herbs, spices, dried orange peel, maple syrup and almonds. Full-bodied and wonderfully refined by the ripening period, combines hints of marmalade, caramel and almond paste.

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.

Food pairing recommended by Tiago
Cheese: Roquefort or Stilton
Desserts: Apple Apricot And Almond Cake or Spicy Pumpkin Souffle
Vegan dessert: Grilled Cinnamon Plums with Maple Syrup 

Vendor: Alves de Sousa