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Quinta do Vesuvio Single Quinta Vintage Port
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Quinta do Vesuvio Single Quinta Vintage Port is the perfect combination of intense flavors and aromas. Its deep red color and complex taste will captivate your senses with hints of dark fruit, spice, chocolate, and coffee. Its long finish makes it an unforgettable experience that will have you coming back for more! It's no wonder why this vintage port has become so popular - its sophisticated flavor profile is sure to please any wine lover!
A Little Trivia
The winery, Quinta do Vesuvio, is located on a hillside overlooking the iconic volcanic mountain in Portugal known as Mount Vesuvius. The winery is famous for having been visited by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte himself who, according to legend, enjoyed tasting the wines and declared them superior!
History of This Wine
Quinta do Vesuvio Single Quinta Vintage Port is a vintage port produced by the Symington family, who have been producing wine in Portugal since 1882. The first vintage of Quinta do Vesuvio was released in 1997 and has since become one of the most sought-after vintage ports. It is made from grapes grown on the estate's vineyards located in the Douro Valley, which are planted with traditional Portuguese varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Franca. The grapes are hand-picked and fermented in stainless steel tanks before being aged for two years in oak barrels. The resulting wine is full-bodied and complex with aromas of dark fruits, spices, and chocolate. Notable vintages include 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Quinta do Vesuvio Single Quinta Vintage Port is a full-bodied and robust port that pairs well with a variety of foods. It goes especially well with dark chocolate desserts, blue cheese, and dried fruits such as figs and dates. It can also be enjoyed with roasted meats such as duck or venison, or even grilled vegetables like eggplant. For those looking for something sweet, try it with caramelized nuts or tarts.