Located at the heart of the Cima Corgo on the Douro’s right bank with spectacular view over the river, Quinta da Boavista is one of the most iconic properties of the demarcated region. The estate was part of the first Douro demarcation ordered by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756 and it is famed not only for its 40 hectares of top-quality vines, but also for the historic ties to Joseph James Forrester.
One of the Douro's rarer grapes, Tinto Cão is characterized by its thick-skinned fruit that grow in small, tight bunches and produce notoriously low yields. After some years of neglect, Tinto Cão is regaining its rightful place of respect as one of the Douro's oldest traditional varieties. Here we have an expressive reflection of this splendid grape, as grown at Quinta da Boavista. Excellent ageing capacity.