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Quinta do Javali, Vinho Tinto "Crazy Javali" Portugal 2020

Quinta do Javali, Vinho Tinto "Crazy Javali" Portugal 2020

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The transparent glass of the bottle shows an attractive raspberry color. The nose of Crazy Tinto is dominated by red fruits, especially strawberries, raspberries and gooseberry. In the mouth, the CRAZY character combines lightness and youth, guaranteeing a refreshing and uncompromised tasting.

Quinta do Javali is a family-owned farm spanning 18 hectares (44 acres) along the left bank of the Douro River, dedicated to the cultivation of indigenous Douro grape varietals. The farm has a winemaking tradition dating back to the 17th century and has been in the Mendes family since 1982.

Current winemaker António Mendes exudes a ‘nothing-is-impossible’ giant hearted personality that adds to the terroir and the overall profusion of energy found on this cascading mountain side. His father purchased the vines as a traditional port estate, with little mind for dry table wines. The estate still produces a range of porto, but has also taken the CRAZY leap forward to explore its unique terroir and deliver new wines.

In recent years, António has tasted the future and made significant investments in several of the Quinta’s vineyards to convert them to fully organic and biodynamic farming (horse plowed, and tilled by Javali -- wild pigs). His intention is to signify that the Duoro too can produce incredible wines of terroir which are lighter, fresher, and less weighted by higher alcohol. The new presentation reveals the flavors and elegance found naturally in the collaboration of Duoro grapes.

Antonio’s naming of this line of wines perhaps is a CRAZY approach, although it reflects the estate's values of preservation and innovation. These wines are birthed from the “throw-away” grapes and skins from the primary wines. Their intention is pleasure, vibrancy and playfulness... as the kids like these days.


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