Pombal do Vesuvio 2016
It’s no secret that we’re massive fans of this producer, not just because of their Ports, but also for their ever-expanding range of top-notch wines.
This wine from Quinta do Vesuvio (one of the greatest estates in the Douro Valley) is made using grapes grown on terraces around their dovecote – known as a ‘pombal’ in Portuguese. Although normally silky, floral and intended for early drinking; this Pombal do Vesuvio is a little different. 2016 was one of the hottest summers on record, creating a big red with a muscular feel to it and a great propensity to age. Smoky notes, wild berry jam, blackberries, crushed rocks, pine and forests after the rain; this is a perfect wine for autumn evenings.
The Symington family acquired the historic, picturesque and remote Quinta do Vesuvio 30 years ago. Although they’ve made significant investment in this prestigious estate, things are still done very traditionally with 50 treaders employed to stomp the grapes in granite lagares. Established in 1565 Quinta do Vesuvio boasts some of the finest terroir in Douro and shouldn’t be missed by Port lovers and fans of big reds. The Symington family are not only the world’s leading producer of premium Port, but they’re also the biggest vineyard owner in the Douro Valley – a UNESCO World Heritage Site of jaw-dropping beauty.
£2.8 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3412935
Style No.: 820753
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