John Fleurriet Delaforce came to Porto in 1834 to set up the new firm of Martinez Gassiot delving into the Port business From there, House Delaforce was created in 1868 by his son George Henry
Delaforce Interestingly, between 1894 and 1906 the company was distinguished with a warrant as a supplier of Port to the Portuguese royal household
Delaforce is owned and run by Real Companhia Velha , an independent family. The Silva Reis family are entirely dedicated to the production and continuous improvement of Port and Douro wines.
Delaforce 20 Years Old Tawny - DOC DOURO
Over 30 classic Douro grape varieties can be used to make port but only a handful of the best are planted in the Delaforce vineyards, each contributing its unique character and flavour to the blend. These include the Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. The grapes are selected and harvested by hand in mid September and, the case of the Delaforce vineyards, are placed in small trays which keep them in perfect condition during transport to the winery.
Intense aromas of burnt coffee, cherry and caramel follow through to a full-bodied palate, with a sweet treacle tart aftertaste. This should be delicious with chocolate.
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz.
Served Temperature: 16 to 18°C
Total Alcohol: 20%
Portugal Region: DOC Douro
Total Production: 50,000 ea