A stunning Cabernet Franc dominated blend which is lifted and fresh to complement the ripe, concentrated fruit. Violet, plum and wild berry with a touch of vanilla with polished tannins. Succulent and satisfying.
This is the second wine from Quinta do Vesuvio and is named after the estate's dovecote or "pombal", which is surrounded by vineyards that contributes to the Pombal do Vesuvio. The grapes are transported to the Quinta do Sol winery where, after rigorous double selection (by bunch and by berry), they are lifted in a hopper and literally dropped into the fermentation tanks using a ingenious gravity system. A portable crusher at the mouth of the tank gently pops the berries, just enough to release the juice, contributing to a soft, silky texture in the wine.
Quinta do Vesuvio is one of the greatest estates of the Douro. The magnificent house, chapel and winery were built in 1827. Vesuvio has been considered one of the most important properties of the Douro throughout its long history. The 137-hectare vineyard is predominantly north and west facing and rises from 110 meters at the river side to 450 meters. This estate makes exceptionally balanced wines, amongst the finest in the entire region. The soil is predominantly schistous with small granite outcrops.
|Grapes||Touriga Franca,Touriga Nacional,Tinta Amarela|