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Est. 2011

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 Alves de Sousa, Quinta da Gaivosa, Quinta da Oliveirinha

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, 2017, 2019
Quinta da Gaivosa Vintages:2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Quinta da Oliveirinha Vintages:2016, 2018

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
HouseAlves de SousaVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark mature fruit, dark cherry and other dark berries and mint in the nose.
TasteHardly medium body. Balanced but a modern port in style with elegant and very soft tannins. Loaded with mature fruit and dark berries. Easy to drink already today with a quite elegant finish.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAlves de SousaVintage2019
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, blackberry and mint in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced but a modern port in style with elegant and very soft tannins. Dark berries and mint in the taste.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB

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24th December
Pinto Pereira 1979
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Rozes 2011
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Royal Oporto 1978
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