Aromatically very complex, it presents strong sensations of red fruits, jam and vanilla. Equally complex in the tasting, it evolutes to smooth velvety notes of red and ripe fruits, chocolate and oak ageing. Persistent and well-balanced aftertaste with tannins that evidence the structure of the wine and its longevity. Enjoy the Palha-Canas Tinto with hearty dishes from pork and beef, lamb and game. In addition, the wine goes perfectly with soft and hard cheese.
You would have to stand on the terrace of the estate to understand why it is called Boavista (“fine view”). Your gaze would naturally wander over the vineyards which slope down into the valley in front of the house and then meet two hills on the opposite side where the lines of vines form an exciting geometrical pattern. It is a fine view indeed, this sight of the vineyards of Boavista. The Quinta de Boavista is situated right in the middle of the hills of the Estremadura wine-growing region, about fifty kilometres north of Lisbon. The close proximity of the nearby ocean provides for humidity and wind. The soil composition is a sandy clay. It is full of fossilized ocean deposits and right in front of the estate big petrified bones of a saurian were found which now adorn the terrace. The land has been owned for generations by the family of José Luis Oliveira da Silva. He is a banker by profession. For some years now he has focussed on wine-growing. He modernised the wine cellar, bought new barrels and recruited an able oenologist. He was among the first in Portugal who produced varietal wines from autochthonous grapes. The results are very exciting. The white Fernao Pires is a wine with attractive fruit aromas and with a distinct mineral note, the red Castelao and the red Tinta Roriz are wines that have concentration and a complex personality. This new generation of Portuguese wines gives you offhand inspiration.