Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 1997

Port from Portugal

$68.99
Item No. 15692
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • WS98
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Winemaker's Notes

The Quinta do Vesuvio 1997 has a dark and intense purple colour, on the nose showing a luscious ripeness with rich floral aromas of gum cistus and hints of blackcurrant. On the palate the wine is extraordinarily rich and full-bodied, packed with layers of fruit and firm tannins, holding its richness all the way through to a long and concentrated finish.

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 Port

Port Wine Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts, which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape thought to...

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