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.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela
Dark and concentrated as expected in a low production came from the "Pombal of Vesuvius" has a touch mineral, hidden under layers of delicious ripe fruit.
Store and Serve Advices:
Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serve at a temperature of 16°C to 18ºC.
This wine finely accompanies red meats, roast beef and grilled meats.
Reviews and Awards:
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 17 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas.
93 pts Robert Parker - Opaque color. Excellent concentration and aromatic depth, where outstanding notes of ripe wild fruits, spice and soft spice stand out....
Red with brownish glaze colour. The aroma is rich in ripe fruit with a touch of spice and vanilla notes. In the mouth is fresh, balanced, with a good...
97 pts Wine Spectator - Aromas of Mediterranean wood, resin, rosemary and notes of eucalyptus. Luxurious on the palate with delicious flavors of wild...
Amber colour with a bouquet reminiscent of dried fruits and spice. Soft and velvety on the palate with a lingering finish.