Grupo Sogevinus announces acquisition of historicQuinta da Boavista
Updated: Aug 3, 2020
26th June 2020
Sogevinus has announced the acquisition of the historic Quinta da Boavista from Lima Smith, an 80-hectare property that was part of the first delimitation of the Douro region carried out by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756. Located on the right bank of the Douro River, in the heart of the Cima- Corgo, it was owned by the emblematic Baron of Forrester in the 19th century.
A geometric panorama of hand-built schist terraces (up to 8m in height), combined with specific climatic conditions, make Boavista’s terroir unique. Of the property's 80 hectares, 36 ha are vineyards, with Donzelinho, Tinto Cão and Touriga Nacional varieties planted. The estate also has a large area of Vinhas Velhas, responsible for the production of several award-winning wines, such as Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Oratório and Quinta da Boavista Vinha do Ujo, awarded 94 and 95 Robert Parker points, respectively.
This acquisition allows Sogevinus to strengthen its position in the still wine market, following the strategy of focusing on this category, and bringing to its portfolio two new brands - Boa-Vista and Quinta da Boavista - high quality wines and internationally recognized which complement its presence in the premium segment.
“With a historic legacy in the Douro and following the strategy of consolidating still wines, we believe that the acquisition of Quinta da Boavista will decisively strengthen our portfolio of DOC wines, particularly in the premium segment. Quinta da Boavista has been very successful in recent years in the development of internationally recognized wines and our expectation is to continue to produce great wines here”, stresses Sergio Marly, Sogevinus Group CEO.
Sogevinus thus reinforces its position in the Douro with the acquisition of another emblematic farm, joining Quintas de S. Luiz, Arnozelo and Bairro, further cementing its 500-year-old legacy.
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Notes to Editors
Sogevinus Fine Wines is an independent, privately owned, Douro wine producer. Its portfolio includes Kopke, Burmester, Cálem and Barros. Cálem is the umbrella brand for the leading Port brand – “Cálem Velhotes”, both in volume and in value in the Portuguese Off-Trade market (28,5% Volume and 26,0% value Market Share YTD’20 ACNielsen). Representing five centuries of wine, Sogevinus is proud of the unique identities of each of the individual Houses. With 250 ha of vines spread over three estates (Quinta do Bairro, Quinta de São Luiz and Quinta do Arnozelo), Sogevinus is committed to sustainable practices that seek to preserve a unique terroir in the birthplace of its wines, the Douro Valley. As well as securing worldwide recognition for Port production, Sogevinus has been making DOC Douro wines of exceptional quality since 2006. With a strong international position and through maintaining the wisdom of generations as well as applying the high standards of quality, DOC Douro Sogevinus wines are acclaimed by critics and specialist publications at an international level.