Royal Oporto White Port

£20.00

Type: Port

Abv: 19%

Variety: Malvasia Fina, Donzelinho Branco, Viosinho, Gouveio

Vintage: NV

Producer: Real Companhia Velha

Region: Douro, Portugal

Tasting: Fresh, yet with some complex notes of hazelnut and honey making it versatile to drink. With a straw-like yellow colour, ripe fruity and nutty aromas, this Port can be enjoyed as an aperitif or after a meal.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature in contact with the skins until the addition of the brandy. The wine then ages in oak vats for a period of 18 months. The Royal Oporto Medium Dry White is an alternative style of Port: the brandy is only added at the end of the fermentation process, when there still some sugars left to preserve the mature figs notes. Once opened it preserves it’s flavours & characteristics for at least 3 months. Keep it in the fridge to keep its freshness

PLEASE NOTE: For orders over 12 bottles an additional delivery charge may need to be added. We will contact you prior to dispatch to confirm any additional charge or you can contact us directly for a quote.

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Description

With the support of a number of personalities including the King D. José I, the Portuguese Prime Minister Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, aka the Marquis of Pombal, a decision was made to create a chartered company. Its aim was to break the monopoly of the English Trading Post, to balance supply & demand, to ensure the quality & authenticity of the product & to protect it from disloyal competition by wines from other parts of the kingdom. All of this with royal approval & it soon became one of the Portuguese state’s greatest sources of income. This was the origin of Real Companhia Velha.

Since 1960, Real Companhia Velha has been run by the Silva Reis family, who have dedicated their efforts to the production of both port & Douro wines, focusing on the study & development of the Douro terroir & sustainability.

The 3rd generation of the family has Pedro Silva Reis Junior as the resident winemaker, Pedro Silva Reis, his father, as the Master Blender (for over 40 years) & Tiago Silva Reis developing the market to show a company that combines innovation with tradition in the 5 Quinta’s they own, which are considered some of the best in the Douro Valley.

Additional information

Number of bottles

1 x Bottle