About This Wine...
Quinta do Vesuvio is arguably the most magnificent estate in the Douro valley. Located in the beautiful and austere Port-growing region of the Upper Douro valley, its history dates back to the 16th Century. All of the grapes are hand-picked, with a careful selection being made. Vesuvio is one of the very few estates in the Douro where all of the wines are made using the traditional treading method in granite lagares, among the largest in the Douro valley, and offered exclusively as a single Quinta Vintage Port. In 1989, Quinta do Vesuvio was purchased by the Symington family whose involvement in the production and shipping of Port began more than a century ago. Vesuvio is now ranked as one of the top-tier Vintage Port producers. Over the last decade, Quinta do Vesuvio has amassed an impressive number of awards at international competitions around the world.
2007 was an excellent vintage in the Douro Valley and has proven an exceptional year, where the weather combined with the work of the viticulturists and the winemakers to produce some very special wines. The harvest took place between the 17th and 27th September
Awards and Reviews
WINE SPECTATOR, JAMES SUCKLING: 98 POINTS
“Wonderfully balanced… from one of the great Port estates of the Douro Valley.” – May 2010
ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE: 92 POINTS
“…offers a very similar personality with a bit more of everything, depth, concentration, extract, and succulence.” – February 2010
DECANTER, RICHARD MAYSON: 19.5/20
“Floral… with underlying power and depth… Very intense… Finishes with a flourish.” – August 2009
ROGER VOSS, WINE ENTHUSIAST: 95 POINTS “…a stunning wine. It has all the opulence we expect from Vesuvio, along with a density that is rare in this vintage…” – February 2010