2019 Quinta do Vesuvio Tinto

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Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Quinta do Vesuvio
Vintage 2019
Grape Touriga Touriga Franca
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2024 - 2045
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The Symington Family Estates Tinto (Quinta do Vesúvio Tinto is a blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca and a touch of Tinta Amarela. This icon is aged for 18 months in French oak (80% new). On the nose the Vesuvio Tinto has fragrant aromas of ripe berries, citrus roses and light smoke/roast notes from the beautiful integrated wood. Plenty of black fruit in the mouth, supplemented with licorice and ripe plums. This beauty has a beautiful balance between power and elegance in the long, polished aftertaste.
The Quinta do Vesuvio is a perfect accompaniment to roast beef, grilled red meat and strong, ripe hard cheeses. The Quinta do Vesuvio needs (at least) a few years to reach balance and is a wine that can be enjoyed for decades. This wine is impressive if we have to use one word.

Quinta do Vesuvio, owned by the Symington family since 1989, is one of the most special and prestigious Vintage Port houses in the Douro, located on the south side of the Douro River in the Douro Supérior. The vineyards of this large domain are spread over 7 hills. Partly due to the exceptional terroir of this quinta, this Vintage Port can be considered among the absolute top. The grapes are still grown here underfoot in historic stone lagares. One of the most impressive and long-lived wines in the world with unprecedented finesse and depth.

FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will see your discount immediately when you choose Collect in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for our address.

Vineyard for 2019 Quinta do Vesuvio Tinto

Quinta do Vesuvio, owned by the Symington family since 1989, is one of the most special and prestigious Vintage Port houses in the Douro, located on the south side of the Douro River in the Douro Supérior. The vineyards of this large domain are spread over 7 hills. Partly due to the exceptional terroir of this quinta, this Vintage Port can be counted among the absolute top. The grapes are still trampled here in historic stone lagares. One of the most impressive and long-lived wines in the world with unparalleled finesse and depth.

Founded by the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, Quinta do Vesuvio is one of the great estates of the Douro. It has a total area of ​​326 hectares, of which 133 hectares are planted with vines. The rest has been preserved in its natural state. The terrain has great height differences, from 130 m at the riverbank to 530 m at the top of the ridge. It has vineyards that face north, south, east and west, offering a remarkable range of conditions.

Being so far inland, just 30km from Spain, the Quinta experiences extreme climatic conditions, with very high temperatures in summer and very low temperatures in winter. It is very dry, with an average of only 400 mm of rain per year.

Dona Antónia bottled the first known single estate wine in the Douro in 1868. When our family acquired the property in 1989, we decided to revive the Vesuvio as a single estate, rather than group the grapes under a port brand like most Quintas do. Since then, the sole aim has been to create excellent wines, both Vintage Ports and 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 grapes are still trampled by human feet. All of the property's Vintage Ports are produced in the traditional way, using this time-honored technique passed down through the ages.

The company produces two Vintage Ports: Quinta do Vesuvio, with the highest quality grapes sourced from throughout the property, and Capela da Quinta do Vesuvio, a single vineyard Vintage Port, made only in the very best years. Both wines are produced in very small quantities. The property's flagship Douro DOC red wine, Quinta do Vesuvio, is made from the best vineyards of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Amarela on the property.

Touriga Nacional, the main ingredient, gives the wine elegance, structure and excellent aging potential.Pombal do Vesuvio is the Quinta's second wine, named after the vineyard that surrounds the property's dovecote. Unlike the Quinta do Vesuvio, it has a higher proportion of Touriga Franca, which gives it a silky smoothness and floral aromas.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Quinta do Vesuvio
Grape Touriga, Touriga Franca
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2045
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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