Authentic Port wine hails from this slender country at the edge of the Atlantic. These sweet, age-worthy fortified wines are known for their complex aromas and intensely concentrated flavours, wonderful mouth-feel and lengthy finishes – as an apéritif, paired with cheese, and after dinner.
Peter Maude Fine Wines is thrilled to bring you the vintage-only, single estate Quinta do Vesúvio of the Symington Family Estates.
Quinta do Vesúvio is situated far upriver in the Douro Superior, 120 kilometres from Portugal’s Atlantic coast. Its inland position results in extremes of temperature and an annual average rainfall of only 400mm. With huge variations in altitude, only a third of Vesúvio is planted with vines, with the rest conserved in its natural, wild state.
“All this wine is made scrupulously and to perfection… this Quinta was made as if for princes…” Viscount of Villa Maior.
Vesúvio’s remarkable vintage Ports and Douro D.O.C red wines are crafted by the Symingtons, the leading family of winemakers in the Douro Valley. Their nineteenth century winery is one of the Valley’s largest and one of the last places to still crush grapes gently by foot, according to a time-honoured tradition.