Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Ujo

Intense AromaQuinta da Boavista Vinha do Ujo

Terroir

Located near Pinhão on the right bank of the Douro and with magnificent views over the river, Quinta da Boavista is one of the most iconic properties in the demarcated region, known not only for its historical connection to Baron de Forrester, but also for its 40 hectares of high-quality vineyards. This is a wine whose grapes come from a single parcel, which received the name of Ujo.

Grapes

Vinha do Ujo was planted before 1930 on pre-phylloxeric horizontal levels and the land is supported by small schist walls. Its more than 25 grape varieties are spread over small terraces facing north. The vineyard has an altitude that varies between 180 and 210 meters. The grape varieties found in the Vinha do Ujo are the old traditional Douro grape varieties.

Vinification

To ensure the prevalence of the variety’s characteristics and the full control of the process, at Quinta da Boavista we use manual harvesting and manual grape sorting processes, followed by a gentle berry de-stalk and crush. Grape fermentation takes place in new 500 litre French wooden barrels. After a period of maceration, the resulting wine continues its ageing for 18 months in 225 litre barrels also of French oak We carry out light fining and subsequent bottling.

All our wines are sealed under natural cork. Wines are not filtered or cold-stabilized and that is why they can produce a sediment with age

All this leads to an exquisite wine with a deep ruby red colour. Has a classic, deep aroma. It is a mineral wine, with hints of cherry liqueur, that refers to a panoply of root and bulb aromas. In the mouth, it presents an excellent structure and texture, with an exceptionally long finish of dark chocolate, cassis, cocoa and toasted notes.

Ideal with red meat, game or cheese dishes.