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Alves de Sousa

Founded 1991 (first own wine produced)
Owner Domingos Alves de Sousa
Vineyards Quinta da Gaivosa, Quinta das Caldas, Quinta da Aveleira, Quinta da Estação, Quinta do Vale da Raposa
Vintage Port Brands Quinta da Gaivosa, Alves de Sousa

The Alves de Sousa family has been producing wines for several generations and today's team are the 3rd and 4th generation in the family. Domingos Alves de Sousa inherited the family's quinta in 1987 and later acquired additional properties. Currently, they own five quintas. For many years they supplied other Port companies like Ferreira and Borges but decided to make the wine in their own name, based at Quinta da Gaivosa. The first wine under their own brand was made in 1991. They made their first Vintage Port in 2003 under the name Quinta da Gaivosa. In 2009 they released Alves de Sousa Vintage port.

Alves de Sousa Vintages:2009, 2011, 2015
Quinta da Gaivosa Vintages:2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseAlves de SousaVintage2009
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetBlueberry, black current, fruit and mulberry in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Tannic but elegant. Loaded with fruit and dark berry in flavour. Balanced. Modern style with attractive finish. Easy to drink and like already now. Will be very interesting to follow.Average score15.13
Last tasted2nd November 2015Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAlves de SousaVintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, mulberry and blue berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mulberry in taste. Lots of tannin but elegant. Balanced and easy to like. Quite long and interesting finish.
Last tasted2nd November 2015Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAlves de SousaVintage2015
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, blackberry and loaded with fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature but balanced and rather dry. Mulberry and dark berry in taste with a delicate and quite nice finish with lots of tannin but still easy to drink and like.
Last tasted5th November 2018Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Churchill 2016
Cockburn 2016
Confraria do Vinho do Porto 2016
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Dow 2016
DR 2016
Feuerheerd 2016
Fonseca 2000
Fonseca 2016
Graham 1983
Graham 2016
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Martha’s 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Niepoort 2017
Noble & Murat 2016
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Portal 2016
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C. da Silva 2016
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Quinta das Lamelas 2016
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Quinta do Noval 2011
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Quinta do Noval 2015
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Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
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Quinta de Ventezelo 2016
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Sandeman 2016
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