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Quinta do Vesuvio Duoro Red 2007

Quinta do Vesuvio Duoro Red 2007

Red Blends from Portugal

Price: $75.99 $60.97
Save $15.02 (20%)
Item No. 107028
  • WS94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby in color. On the nose showing a concentrated intensity of lifted aromas of brambly black fruits which develop into subtle mineral elements and notes of perfumed sweet honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and rich, without being overwhelming, a blend of power and elegance. The opulent and intense raspberry and dark plum flavors are perfectly integrated with the toasty vanilla of the oak and follows through to a backbone of sweet refined tannins and a long seamless finish. A wine of great pedigree.

Critical Acclaim

"A powerful, full-bodied red from Portugal, oozing with kirsch, dark plum and dark cherry flavors that are flanked by concentrated dark chocolate, bourbon and tobacco leaf flavors. The long finish features rich spice and smoke notes. Tempting now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 1,000 cases made."
94 Points

Learn About Quinta do Vesuvio

Although historical records mention Vesuvio as early as 1565 it was primarily under the auspices of the Douro's redoubtable widow, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, that this vineyard estate acquired its legendary reputation. The estate's industrious founder was her husband who from 1820 began the ambitious task of planting the vineyard. This gargantuan enterprise involving the...

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Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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