Porca de Murça, Tinto, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2018
Real Companhia Velha is the oldest wine company in Portugal, having recently celebrated 260 years of uninterrupted port production.
Founded in 1756 by the King of Portugal, this company represents some of the finest Quintas in the Douro. Old but not out of touch, they have been able to preserve and honour the traditional winemaking while investing in the future with constant modernisation and experimentation in their vineyards.
It is produced from specially selected vineyard parcels from Quinta do Casal da Granja that have been planted with the best varieties grown on the plateau of Alijo.
Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. There is no oak ageing and the wine is bottled at Real Companhia Velha head quarters in Vila Nova de Gaia.
No oak treatment
A lighter style of Douro red. With no oak ageing, it shows a clean, deep and bright ruby coloured wine with red berry and cherry notes showing intensity and freshness. Ripe fruit flavours, excellent structure, velvety and very well balanced.
Ideal accompaniment to pizza, white meat and cheeses.
Touriga Franca 25%
Touriga Nacional 25%
6 x 75cl