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Classic power with a lovely violet-scented and
peppery nose and delicious layers of opulent
blackberry fruit within a finely structured tannin
framework that ensures very good aging
potential. The hot summer of 2006 has added
an additional layer of concentration to the
traditional Vesuvio velvety richness and depth.
This is a very great Vesuvio Vintage Port.
"The steep conical hill at Vesuvio grew a completely Douro and completely delicious wine in 2006. The fresh scent of cherries and the earthier mineral schist meld into an intoxicating fragrance that develops across the luscious exposition of the flavors. The structure is about sophistication rather than sheer power, firm yet supple and accessible. Catch a bottle before it shuts down, then cellar a cache for ten years or more."
Wine & Spirits
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...Read More About Quinta do Vesuvio
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...Read More About Portugal
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...Read More About Port
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