[ Porto Wine ]
Memories of the 19th Century
The story of this Port travels back to the harvest of 1867 at Quinta das Carvalhas, one of the most prominent properties in the Douro Valley, which is highly recognized for the beauty of its landscape and its spectacular vineyards.
This Port unveils as a true memory of the 19th Century, preserved in time with meticulous care and an almost religious devotion. Kept at first in the cellars of the renowned company Miguel Sousa Guedes, it was later, during the 20th Century, with the incorporation of this firm, left in the hands of successive generations of cellar masters at Real Companhia Velha.
It followed a long and patient ageing period at the Company’s Centenary cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, remaining in the original barrels of old oak until reaching a stage of perfection revealed by a sumptuous bouquet and an exceptional palate.
After 149 years of ageing and considering the festive year for this historical Company’s 260 year anniversary, the destiny of this Port crosses yet again with the history of this emblematic Company – Real Companhia Velha – whose history is directly connected with the story of Port.