Food Pairing: Stews and casseroles, Beef and lamb, and Tomato sauces
Farming Practices: Vegetarian and Vegan
Pombal do Vesuvio comes from the terraced vineyards that surround the ancient dovecote, ‘pombal’ in Portuguese, situated at 200 meters altitude, in the heart of this beautiful and remote property. These vineyards are primarily planted with Touriga Nacional.
WINEMAKING: The grapes for Pombal are hand-picked into 20 Kg boxes. On arrival at the winery the bunches undergo an initial manual sorting followed by gentle de-stemming after which the berries are sorted before being gravity-fed into the small fermenting tanks. Fermentations are monitored and adjusted so that the best of each grape variety is obtained. The winemakers aim to produce for Pombal a well-balanced wine with ripened fruit flavours and approachable from a young age, whilst conserving good ageing potential, a characteristic of Douro wines.
AGEING & PRODUCTION: 8 months in French oak barrels of 400 and 225 litres. Bottled in January 2022.
TASTING NOTES: Aromas redolent of cassis, liquorice and brambly, blackberry fruit, as well as appealing dark chocolate notes. Vesuvio’s signature thyme fragrance is also present. On the palate, the seductive, supple texture is sheer pleasure with delicious black fruit flavours, dark chocolate and a touch of mocha. Extraordinary freshness from the fine acidity underpins remarkable balance and impressive structure.