Quinta Do Vesuvio 1992 Vintage Port was released on the back of the 1991 vintage which was the first generally declared vintage for 6 years. Many Port Houses had released the 1991 and did not release the 1992, but there are some superb Single Quinta Ports. 1992 was a good vintage with some rich and concentrated wines, the best of which are very excellent and will aged superbly. Just 2000 cases (33 pipes) of this vintage were produced.
Quinta Do Vesuvio is the flagship Single Quinta of Symington Family Estates (owners of Dow, Warre, Grahams et al.) The estate can trace its origins back to 1565. 1823 Quinta do Vesuvio was purchased by the well-known Port grower António Bernard Ferreira who massively renovated and improved the estate. It passed through family hands until is was acquired by the Symington family in 1989 and who immediately set about restoring and renovating the estate to modern standards. The main house and winery were restored and a large planting and re-planting of existing vineyard was undertaken taking the vineyard area to 136 hectares. All grapes are trodden by foot and only Vintage Port is made at Quinta de Vesuvio. Between the extraordinary variety of microclimates and the range of grape varieties grown on the estate, the Quinta is capable of making a great Vintage Port in all but the most challenging years. The entire property is A-rated, the highest possible quality designation.
Quinta Do Vesuvio 1992 Vintage Port Notes at release: Deep red colour. Intense fruit on the nose with a wonderful brambly character. Full-bodied palate with superb concentration. Excellent finish, powerful and graceful.