1990 was the first official year of Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port. Quinta do Vesuvio is arguably the most magnificent estate in the Douro valley.
Located in the beautiful and austere Port-growing region of the Upper Douro valley, its history dates back to the 16th Century. All of the grapes are hand-picked, with a careful selection being made. Vesuvio is one of the very few estates in the Douro where all of the wines are made using the traditional treading method in granite
lagares, among the largest in the Douro valley, and offered exclusively as a single Quinta Vintage Port. Vesuvio is now ranked as one of the top-tier Vintage Port producers.
Over the last decade, Quinta do Vesuvio has amassed an impressive number of awards at international tasting competitions around the world.
“The 1990 Symington's QUINTA DO VESUVIOpossesses an opaque black/purple colour, and a
sweet, rich nose with a whiff of liquorice and powerfully ripe fruit. In the mouth it is full-bodied,
with superb concentration, as well as a rich,opulent, deep finish. Drinkable now, it has at least20 years of evolution.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 1992