Alves de Sousa – Gaivosa ‘Premeiros Anos’
The Alves de Sousa family has been producing wines for several generations, initially suppling fruit and wine to other port companies. When Domingos Alves de Sousa inherited his family’s quintas in 1987, he began producing wine under the family name. After studying viticulture in Bordeaux and his native Portugal, acquiring additional properties and constructing a modern cellar at Quinta da Gaivosa, he released his first vintage in 1991. Since then, Domingos and his wines have gained critical acclaim. Notably, he was named “Producer of the Year” by Revista de Vinhos in 1999 and 2007; he is the only person to have won this prestigious award twice. Today, Domingos and his son, Tiago, run the estate of five quintas producing both still and fortified wines.
Intense in colour and aroma, full of fruit, with floral notes. In the mouth it is very juicy, the notes of ripe blackberry and plum always present, solid tannins surrounded by the full body, slight spicy notes at the end. Suggested food pairings: game dishes, BBQ.