João Cálem Hoelzer has been working in the Port wine trade for 30 years. Apart from some years studying and working abroad he had always been at the Quinta. It is in 1990s when he started running the winery.
𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮 𝗱𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗮 𝗙𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗮 is located near Pinhão in the heart of Douro (Cima Corgo). Dating back for five generations, the winery produces its wine in the traditional way: foot trod in stone “lagares”.
The State covers 30 hectares of land that includes vineyards, olive trees, and other Mediterranean flora. Vineyards make up for a total of 16 hectares altogether. The majority of the vineyards are about 30 years old with 10% of the total which are over 70 years old, producing very low yields. João selects the best grape varieties of the estate to display their maximum expression in this Reserva, of which he does a very tiny production each vintage.
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘢 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘢 𝘕𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭, 𝘛𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘰, 𝘛𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢 𝘙𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘻, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘈𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 8 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘢𝘬 𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘴. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 40 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 2010 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳.
Quinta Val da Figueira, Reserva, 2010
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