Symington Family Estates
Quinta do Vesuvio, Pombal do Vesuvio 2016
Portugal / Tras-as-Montes
Andy's Tasting Notes
This wine showcases the graceful, polished style of the Douro Valley, yet maintains the wild and intense nature of this compelling region. Intensity and purity with sleek black fruits, cedary oak and smooth tannins. Lots of subtle nuances with smoky, herby and mineral notes of the finish.
70% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Franca, 5% Tinta Amerela
Pombal do Vesuvio comes from the terraced vineyards that surround the ancient dovecote, ‘pombal’ in Portuguese, situated at 200 meters in the heart of this beautiful and remote property. These vineyards are primarily planted with Touriga Nacional.
Price per bottle £19.25
10 in stock
Quinta do Vesuvio is one of the greatest estates of the Douro. The magnificent house, chapel and winery were built in 1827. Located in the heart of the Douro Superiore it is 120 kilometres from Portugal’s Atlantic coast and only 45 kilometres from the border with Spain. The quinta’s special reputation for producing outstanding wines dates back to the 19th Century, when the Viscount of Villa Maior wrote, “All this wine is made scrupulously and to perfection… this Quinta was made as if for princes…”.
Food matchSausage casserole with white beans