Vesuvio – Vintage 2000 | JE McCabe Wholesalers

Vesuvio – Vintage 2000

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The Vintage Port produced at Vesuvio in 2000 is of remarkable quality. We are fortunate that the climatic conditions allowed us to make such a superb wine. However, the year did not start well, not since 1994 have we had such low production. Bad weather in April prevented many of the vine flowers from being fertilised, thus the number of grapes on each vine was very low but the fruit that did ‘set’, ripened under perfect conditions during June through to August. In late August we had two days of rain; this was very welcome and prepared the grapes superbly for harvesting, which began on Thursday 21st September. The average yield was just 720g per vine, but the Baumés were near ideal, with an exceptional 13.4o being achieved by the Touriga Nacional.

Tasting Notes

The 2000 Vesuvio is rich and opulent with the classic nose of ‘violets’. This wine is dark, almost ink-purple. On the palate, the Vesuvio 2000 has layers of rich concentrated fruit, the tannins are strong, but ripe. This is one of Vesuvio’s finest ever wines.

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