The property's flagship Douro DOC red wine, Quinta do Vesuvio, is made from the finest Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Amarela vineyards on the property. Touriga Nacional, the principal component, gives the wine elegance, structure and excellent ageing potential.
Touriga Nacional is one of the two most important grape varieties for the Vesuvio red wine. These vines are grown in the Quinta Nova vineyard located at 450 metres altitude, with a fine westerly aspect. This area of the estate was acquired for Vesuvio by Dona Antonia Ferreira in the mid-19th century. Little can she have imagined how valuable these high vineyards would be for the estate’s red wines in the 21st century.
The Touriga Franca comes from another west-facing vineyard, the Vale da Teja, as well as from terraces located in the Castelos vineyard.
A small proportion of Tinta Amarela, grown also in the high Quinta Nova vineyard, is included in the wine.