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Quinta do Vesuvio Douro RED WINE

Wine: Quinta do Vesuvio Douro Red
Producer: Quinta do Vesuvio
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Style: Red
Blend: Touriga Franca / Touriga Nacional / Tinta Amarela

Size: 75cl


6 in stock

6 in stock

The Wine:

This is the Quinta do Vesuvio premium wine. The grapes are transported to the Quinta do Sol winery where, after rigorous double selection (by bunch and by berry), they are lifted in a hopper and literally dropped into the fermentation tanks using a ingenious gravity system. A portable crusher at the mouth of the tank gently pops the berries, just enough to release the juice, contributing to a soft, silky texture in the wine. After some three weeks on the skins the wines were run off into the malolactic tanks and eventually transferred into new 400 litre barrels of French oak where they spent approximately thirteen months. After a final selection just a few thousand bottles were filled of this stunning Duoro red.

Deep ruby colour, intense. Fragrant aroma with hints of wild berries, rock rose and bergamot. Subtle smoky notes indicate excellent integration of the wood. Concentrated and opulent, but without excess; a great harmony between power and elegance. Delicious flavours of liquorice, plum and mineral touch, all wrapped in very polished tannins.

Further Info:

Founded by the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, Quinta do Vesuvio is one of the great Douro estates. It has a total area of 326 hectares, of which 133 hectares are planted with vines. The rest has been conserved in its natural state. The property has great variations in altitude, from 130m at the riverside to 530m at the top of the ridge. It has vineyards that face north, south, east & west, providing a remarkable range of conditions. Being so far inland, only 30k from Spain, the Quinta experiences climatic extremes, reaching very high temperatures in summer & very low in winter. It is very dry, with an average of only 400mm of rain falling each year.
Dona Antónia bottled the first known single estate wine in the Douro in 1868. When the Symington family acquired the property in 1989, they decided to resurrect Vesuvio as a single estate, rather than amalgamating its grapes under a port brand like most Quintas. Since then, their sole objective has been to create outstanding wines, both Vintage Ports & Douro DOC wines, using only the very best grapes on the property.
The 19th century winery is one of the last places on earth where all the grapes are still trodden by human feet.


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