2011 - Quinta da Vesuvio Capela
21B1QDVC3PK _ 2011 - Quinta da Vesuvio Capela - 3x75cl
Colour
Port_Sweet
Producer
Quinta Do Vesuvio
Region
Port
Grape
Trebbiano / Malvasia / Chardonnay / Pinot Bianco
Drinking
2023 - 2050
Case size
3x75cl
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2011 QUINTA DA VESUVIO CAPELA - 3x75cl

Colour
Port Sweet
Producer
Quinta Do Vesuvio
Region
Port
Grape
Trebbiano / Malvasia / Chardonnay / Pinot Bianco
Drinking
2023 - 2050
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £586.72 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, June 2013,
    Score: 95-97

    The 2011 Capela da Quinta do Vesuvio is a single vineyard bottling that ranks as one of the finest of the declared Ports. Unlike the maiden 2007, it includes a small proportion of Alicante Bouschet, while the heart of the Capela comes from the “Vale da Escola” plot of Touriga Nacional close to the Quinta house. It is endowed with a heart-warming, refined, elegant bouquet with pure scents of raspberry coulis, apricot jam, macerated small dark cherries and blueberry. Supremely well-defined, it unfolds beautifully in the glass. The palate is full-bodied with thick ripe, slightly chewy tannins and exquisite balance. Examining this nascent Port over several minutes, it is stylistically reminiscent of the Noval’s Nacional, and how can you not resist the tremendous power and “authority” of this Vintage Port that seems self-aware of its class? It climaxes in a copious, lightly spiced, lemongrass-tinged finish that goes on and on and on. What an outstanding Vintage Port! Just 200 cases declared – bottles individually numbered.

Producer

Quinta Do Vesuvio

Region

Port

Port is made in the Cima Corgo, Baixo Corgo and Douro Superior districts of the Douro Valley in the north of Portugal. The summers are hot and dry and the climate becomes more continental as you move further east towards the upper Douro Valley. Here temperatures often exceed 40 degrees. The Douro Valley has steep hillsides with terraces, which is not only aesthetically pleasing but is also extremely useful for making quality wine. The schist soils aid in drainage and have become very important to port production, so much so that much of the Douro table wines have been relegated to granite soils. The six main grape varieties used for port production are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Amarela. There are another 42 grape varieties that are permitted but these six are considered to be the noblest ones, each adding something different to the blend. After the harvest the grapes are trodden, often by foot but more often by machines, in giant lagars (troughs). Port is a fortified wine so during fermentation ‘brandy' (not actually brandy but a grape-distilled spirit) is added to increase thealcoholic strength to around 17-19 % abv. This leaves a sweet, red fortified wine with lots of vibrant fruit. There are many different types of Port from the Basic Ruby Ports, through to Tawny Ports and LBVs, to probably the most famous of all Vintage Port that can take 20 years to reach its peak. When mature, Vintage Port is a unique tasting experience with warm, concentrated spicy-fruit flavours and a superb length that just goes on and on.