Domingos Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa

Pousada da Cumeira, 5030-055 Santa Marta de Penaguiao
Portugal
Telephone +351 254 822111
Fax +351 254 822113
info@alvesdesousa.com

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ProWein 2019 hall map (Hall 10): stand F22-18

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ProWein 2019 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Wines from Europe
  • 01.01.17  Wines from Portugal
  • 01.01.17.07  Wines from Douro

Our products

Product category: Wines from Douro

D'Oliva Red

“Quinta da Oliveirinha” (in eng. “Little Olive Tree Estate”) is the latest addition to the Alves de Sousa family’s vineyards. A 12 hectares “Letter A” vineyard, the best rating for Port wine production, located in the “heart” of the Douro Valley, its natural (and historical) ability to make great Ports is now reinterpreted as a collection of Douro wines with the very personal touch of Alves de Sousa. “D’Oliva” (from Oliveirinha’s Vineyards)

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Product category: Wines from Douro

Tapadinha TTT

The base of a great wine will always be a great vineyard. That’s why all the Alves de Sousa family’s wines are made exclusively from our own vineyards. We’re present at the birth, we follow the first steps, acting always when necessary. Only this way is possible to know deeply the vineyard and achieve its best expression. Quinta da Oliveirinha is the most recent challenge for Alves de Sousa in the Douro, with a very good argument – its grapes great and recognized quality potential: 12 hectares of “Letter A” vineyards, the best rating for Port wine production, located precisely in the “heart” of the region, very close to Pinhão, and therefore with a natural (and even historical) ability to make great Ports, and now also great Douros. In this “Quinta” we can find the “Tapadinha” (pt. covered, hidden) vineyard, which, like the name says, is hidden in a slope that goes down until the Douro river, with a grape composition dominated by Touriga Franca, a grape that finds here one of its best expressions.
 

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Product category: Wines from Douro

Tapadinha Reserva

The base of a great wine will always be a great vineyard. That’s why all the Alves de Sousa family’s wines are made exclusively from our own vineyards. We’re present at the birth, we follow the first steps, acting always when necessary. Only this way is possible to know deeply the vineyard and achieve its best expression. Quinta da Oliveirinha is the most recent challenge for Alves de Sousa in the Douro, with a very good argument – its grapes great and recognized quality potential: 12 hectares of “Letter A” vineyards, the best rating for Port wine production, located precisely in the “heart” of the region, very close to Pinhão, and therefore with a natural (and even historical) ability to make great Ports, and now also great Douros. In this “Quinta” we can find the “Tapadinha” (pt. covered, hidden) vineyard, which, like the name says, is hidden in a slope that goes down until the Douro river, with a grape composition dominated by Touriga Franca, a grape that finds here one of its best expressions.

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About us

Company details

The production of wines is a family tradition for Domingos Alves de Sousa: his father (Edmundo Alves de Sousa) and grandfather (Domingos Alves de Sousa) had already been winegrowers in the Douro. Contrarily to what it would be expected, Domingos Alves de Sousa held another career at the beginning of his professional activity. But after having his degree in Civil Engineering, he couldn’t resist any longer to the double appeal (of the land and the blood), and abandoned its activity in 1987 to dedicate himself in exclusive to the exploration of the “Quintas” (estates) he received from his family inheritance and to other properties later acquired, where he executed a precise work of gathering and reorganization of the vines.

For many years he supplied some of the most famous and prestigious Port companies like Ferreira and Borges Wines. But the problems that affected the sector in the end of the eighties lead the family to question the models followed until that day. And this was the changing point. Domingos Alves de Sousa turned himself to the valuation of the "leftovers" of the Port Wine (as it was considered back in those days), meaning, the Douro wines, until then traditionally forgotten in relation to the “generous wine” (Port).

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