Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Levante

elegant and boldQuinta da Boavista Grande Reserva Branco


Located near Pinhão, on the right bank of the Douro river, Quinta da Boavista has an extraordinary view over the river. It is one of the most iconic estates in the demarcated region, known not only for its historical connection with the Barão de Forrester, but also for its 36 hectares of high-quality vines. This is the first white wine produced in the property with the varieties Arinto and Viosinho. This wine embodies elegance and complexity in a unique and harmonious ensemble.

Grape Varieties

The Levante vineyard occupies one of the highest spots of Quinta da Boavista.
With its Eastern exposure, it gets the first light of the morning sun whilst being protected from the late afternoon heat, providing balanced maturation to the grapes. Planted in terraces, in 2007, the Arinto and Viosinho vines express the best traits of their varieties in this unique wine.


2020 brought on perfectly healthy grapes and extremely balanced maturations,
thus facilitating the vinification of the earlier white grape varieties at Quinta da Boavista. We started picking the Viosinho variety in the third week of August and the Arinto variety three days later. All grapes were handpicked into small crates of 17kg and then taken to the winery, where they remained in the refrigerating chambers until the following morning. Viosinho grapes were selected on the sorting tables, destemmed and then pressed. Afterwards, they were fermented in new and used French oak barrels. The Arinto grapes were similarly sorted on the tables, slightly destemmed and then macerated with skins on over 24 hours before being pressed. The wine then fermented in stainless-steel vats up until almost the end of the process, before being transferred to new and used barrels, where it finished fermenting. Both wines aged in barrels. The final blend was produced in November the year after the harvest – the first ever blend of Quinta da Boavista white wine. Bottled in March 2022, the wine has been in bottle waiting to be launched.

The citric, crystal colour of this wine is mesmerising when you swirl it around
the glass. Clear and unctuous, it slowly releases notes of pulp-white fruit wrapped in aromas of fresh herbs, strengthening gracefully over time. The mouth reveals genuine freshness and amplitude, inciting the palate at every gulp and enthralling the senses. Elegant and bold, this is a wine full of soul.

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