5 btl in stock
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage 1999, Douro, Portugal
The winter of 1998/99 was very cold and dry in the Douro valley, with temperatures of –4oc being registered at Vesuvio on several occasions during December, January and February. Wet weather returned in April and early May slowing down vine development. As a result flowering took place in late May under favourable conditions and set the scene for a larger than usual vintage – the largest at the Quinta since 1996. June and July were beautifully warm and dry, and the consequences of the low winter rainfall were beginning to be felt with vine development some two weeks later than usual. Fortunately, in early August three days of steady rain were experienced which within days had a beneficial effect on both berry size and colouring.
Na vinificatie 2 jaar op vat rijping waarna de kwaliteit beoordeeld wordt en besloten wordt de port als vintage op de markt te brengen.
touriga francesa, tinta roriz, touriga nacional, tinta cão, tinta barroca
Geur & Smaak
Intense deep ruby colour, bursting with concentrated scents of violets, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. On the palate monumental fruit, with superb ripe flavours and hints of bittersweet chocolate balanced by a powerful backbone of fine tannin.
Perfect with cheese or chocolate.