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Real Companhia Velha Porto Vintage
Vintage Ports are a selection of the very best wines from an exceptional year and represent only a small portion of the harvest. Their opulent organoleptic characteristics correspond to unusually excellent wines of a kind that are most probably achieved only three years in every decade. The Real Companhia Velha Vintage Ports are produced from selected parcels located at our 3 Class A estates: Quinta das Carvalhas, Quinta dos Aciprestes and Quinta do Síbio. The centennary old vines of Quinta das Carvalhas are the spine of this great Port, with more than 30 grape varietals in one single parcel - a technique used by our ancestors as a method of spreading production risks - offering immense complexity and originality. From Quinta do Síbio and Quinta dos Aciprestes we look towards the strong character of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.Download ficha técnica
The grapes are carefully transported to the winery, where they are placed in traditional stone lagares, these which, due to their size and format, allow a perfect contact between the must and the grape skins, offering a soft yet greater extraction. Fermentation is interrupted through the addition of wine brandy leading to a final ageing stage of 2 years in oak vats.
Shows beautiful and intense violet colour, revealing immense concentration and youth. It unveils a magnificent bouquet of ripe fruit, floral nuances with hints of cistus creating great complexity. A firm and mineral Port, with great balance and elegance presenting its tannins lively yet smooth and a long, lingering finish.
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