Wine "Quinta da Oliveirinha" Grande Reserva, Douro DOC, 2015
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Reviews of purchase "Quinta da Oliveirinha" Grande Reserva, Douro DOC, 2015
Port amber color.
The taste of wine is complex, sweet, but not cloying, with hints of marmalade, caramel, roasted nuts and ripe fruit. The finish is persistent, long, elegant.
The aroma of Porto senses tones of ripe black fruit, orange peel, maple syrup, almonds and herbs.
Port wine is excellent at the end of the meal, either alone or with a plate of walnuts or roasted almonds. It goes well with desserts with almonds and berries, as well as dark chocolate.
"Quinta da Gaivosa" Porto 10 Anos is a complex, mature, seasoned port made from Tinta Barrock, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca grapes grown in the Douro region on slate soils. After separation from the ridges, the grapes are crushed and placed in vats, where the mustard wanders for 2-3 days. During this period, it is pumped several times to get the maximum color from the skin of the fruit. Fermentation stops when the desired sweetness is achieved by adding 77% of brandy wine. Then the port is aged for at least 10 years in French oak barrels.
Alves de Sousa is a family owned company, currently owned by Domingos Alves de Souza, whose grandfather and father were winemakers in Douro. But Domingos initially chose a different career. After receiving a degree in civil engineering, he only in 1987 decided to devote himself exclusively to work in the family estate and other estates, which he later acquired, in which Domingos worked on the redevelopment of land and the restructuring of vineyards.
For a long time, he was a supplier of well-known and prestigious companies, such as Casa Ferreirinha and Sociedade dos Vinhos Borges. But the problems that affected the wine sector in the late 1980s and led to an exaggerated increase in production costs made him doubt the profitability of his possessions. In order to independently create high-quality wine required technical and professional training. Domingos Alves de Souza began attending winegrowing and winemaking courses, with the knowledge gained, he began to restructure his vineyards and decided to follow his own way as a producer, having built a Quinta da Gaivosa winery on his estate. Having experimented with several grape varieties, he chose those that were most suitable for producing the best Douro DO grading wines. His first wine conquered connoisseurs and deserved the best reviews from critics. It was the beginning of the journey, full of success, which stretches to this day and has a great future.