Porca de Murça, Tinto, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2021
The iconic Real Companhia Velha is the oldest wine company in Portugal, with a history of over 260 years of port production.
Founded in 1756 by the Portuguese Prime Minister Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Marquis of Pombal (called Douro Wine Company back then) to regulate the trade and production of all Port wine. One of the first official duties of the company was the delineation of the boundaries of the Douro wine region. This act essentially made the Douro the world's first regional appellation. Today this company represents some of the finest Quintas in the Douro. Prestigious and experienced, 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 ageing
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
Award: Wine Advocate 89 Points
Award: Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 95 Points