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Royal Oporto Late Bottled Vintage
Although made from one specific Vintage, as shown on the lable, LBV’s (on the contrary to Vintage Ports) are bottled between the fourth and sixth year of ageing. This longer ageing period ensures a smoother and rounder palate, making this wine enjoyable for immediate consume. The Royal Oporto LBV is an example of the classic Real Companhia Velha style. The Old Vines of Quinta das Carvalhas contribute with power and structure, while Quinta de Cidrô’s Touriga Nacional unveils the elegant side of this blend.Download ficha técnica
The grapes are hand-picked in a cirurgical manner, to ensure the quality for this LBV. Fermentation takes place in the stone lagares followed by the traditional treading by foot, which, ensures greater yet softer extraction for the necessary concentration. Ageing occurs in oak vats for a period of 4 to six years, on the contrary to a Vintage Port, which ages only 2 years.
A deep and dark coloured LBV with notes of red fruit and raisins complexed with berries and spice. Very fine on the palate, with firm and round tanins showing a very solid structure, and finishing off elegantely with great fruit character.