Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela
75cl * Vegan * 14.5% ABV * Douro, Portugal
Quinta do Vesuvio stands alone both in terms of remoteness and sheer grandeur. Located in the wild and serenely beautiful eastern reaches of the Upper Douro valley, this property is set in the prime wine growing area of the demarcated Port region.
Founded by the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, Quinta do Vesuvio is one of the great Douro estates. It has a total area of 326 hectares, of which 133 hectares are planted with vines, the rest has been conserved in its natural state. The property has great variations in altitude, from 130m at the riverside to 530m at the top of the ridge. It has vineyards that face north, south, east and west, providing a remarkable range of conditions. Being so far inland, only 30k from Spain, the Quinta experiences climatic extremes, reaching very high temperatures in summer and very low in winter.
Pombal do Vesuvio is the Quinta's second wine and 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. Pombal do Vesuvio is the Quinta's second wine, in contrast to the Quinta do Vesuvio, it has a higher proportion of Touriga Franca, giving it a silky smoothness and floral aromas.