Quinta da Boavista Rufia Tinto
Grapes: Jaen, Touriga Nacional, Rufete
Quinta da Boavista is the granitic Dao vineyard of Joao Tavares de Pina. Joao works with organic and sustainable practices, using neither pesticides or herbicides. The vineyards are surrounded by oak, pine and eucalyptus trees as well as plants including chamomile and lavender that play a crucial role in encouraging biodiversity a creating a natural barrier against fungal disease.
Rufia Tinto is a blend of local Jaen, Touriga Nacional and Rufete from 35 year old vines. Aged for 9 months on the lees and a further 9 months in old oak, it's bright and energetic with lovely florality (violets and roses), fresh red and black fruits and a salty minerality.