Quinta do Javali Crazy Javali Branco
4 in stock
Region: Ervedosa do Douro, Portugal
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Grape Varieties: Arinto and Viosinho
Quinta do Javali Crazy Javali Branco is a zesty orange wine made from Arinto and Viosinho grapes with 4 days of maceration in concrete vats. Zesty and bright with a mineral-driven verve, herbal tea, citron, and white peach. Native yeast fermentation until dryness in a stainless steel vat. The wine continues to age a full year in the vat.
Song: Islero by Crooked Fingers
Citrus, Pineapple, White Peach
Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)
Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)
Grand Cru Selections
4 in stock
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Quinta do Javali Crazy Javali Branco
Quinta do Javali Crazy Javali Branco is a zesty orange wine made from Arinto and Viosinho grapes with 4 days of maceration in concrete vats. Zesty and bright with a mineral-driven verve, herbal tea, citron, and white peach. Native yeast fermentation until dryness in a stainless steel vat. The wine continues to age a full year in the vat. 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.
About Quinta do Javali
Quinta do Javali is a unicorn-level unique destination pioneering an entirely different view of how to represent terroir in the Douro Valley. At its peak, 700-plus meters above the Douro River, on a rock pile overlooking the steeply sloped Clos Fonte do Santo vineyard stands António Mendes Sr. He’s worked this family-owned farm of 25 hectares since 1982 and his land has been under vines since the 1650s. Against this pristine backdrop, António has created one of the most forward-thinking wine projects happening in Portugal today. As he speaks about his vision for his land, his wines, and his family, he can’t help but contain a natural, bubbling enthusiasm that wells from deep within and can be heard several vineyards over. He is a larger-than-life, passionate man of strong conviction.
The vineyards are guided by slabs of slate, plowed by horse, and tilled by wild pigs (Javali in Portuguese). Work in the vineyards is guided by the celestial cadence of Steiner’s calendar and monitored by meteorological stations installed throughout the property. Viticulture is organic and biodynamic and in the certification process… a unique practice in the Douro Valley.
Quinta do Javali’s history is rooted in port production, as the smallest registered port Producer in the Douro Valley, like all things they do it by hand and with an intense focus on quality. They have made a range of traditional, broader-shouldered wines for decades, but more recently began moving their focus to lighter, lifted, aromatic, and elegant wines António Sr. and his son, António Jr. enjoy drinking. This profile fits his terroir like a glove.
António and his family have made significant investments in a new winery allowing for plots to be vinified separately and showcased in various formats. Decisions are rooted in the conviction of showing terroir, expressing the land as purely as possible, and driving the Douro’s reputation for authentic table wines forward.