Quinta do Javali 'Crazy Javali' Branco 2022


Quinta do Javali is a small wine property with 18ha dedicated to vines. It sits on the left bank of the Douro river, in the parish of Nagozelo do Douro – S. João da Pesqueira, a place with vineyard tradition since the beginning of the production of Port wine for export, in the late 17th, early 18th centuries.

Crazy Javali Branco is crafted from grapes grown in the "Clos da Bofifata" vineyard. This vineyard is designed in an amphitheater-like formation, and it is planted with Arinto and Viosinho, two traditional native Portuguese grape varieties that are well-suited to the vineyard's schist soil. The vineyard is situated at an altitude of 600 meters and is located in the village of Ervedosa do Douro.

Tasting notes: The transparent bottle shows a lemon yellow color. Crazy Branco’s nose starts to be enigmatic as a result of the tanning process in a concrete vat, to which the skins of white grapes harvested on the mountain were subjected. Minerality notes, almost metallic, dominate, advising for some time of aeration after the removal of the natural cork stopper. In the mouth, the CRAZY character combines lightness and youth, guaranteeing a refreshing, mineral and uncompromised tasting 12º of alcohol!.

Vinification and aging: This wine is made from hand-harvested grapes that are carefully placed in 20kg boxes. After the grapes are harvested, they are crushed and placed in a lagar, where they remain to macerate with the skins for approximately 3 to 4 days. Following this maceration period, the must is pressed and fermentation is completed in stainless steel tanks. Aging of the wine takes place in stainless steel tanks. 

Producer: Quinta do Javali

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Varietal: Arinto, Viosinho

Appellation: Douro

Vintage: 2022

Size: 750ml