Real Companhia Velha is the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal, having celebrated this year 258 years of existence and uninterrupted activity in the service of Port Wine.
History has left us with a record of an incredible story and a glorious past.
EVEL RESERVA | RED | 2018 - DOC DOURO
This prestigious Evel Reserva reveils itself as a true top-range wine and reflects a vanguard enological investigation, alied to a criterious selection of some of the best vine parcels in the company.
Old Vines Field Blend, Touriga Nacional & Touriga Franca
Beautiful and intense ruby colour.
with powerfull varietal aromas of mature red fruit successfully integrated with vanilla nuances from aging in oak.
Having aged in French oak for a period of 12 months, with a significant percentage of new oak, this potent yet elegant Douro red unveils all the caracteristics of a Reserva wine.
A very full bodied wine, harmonious and round with flavour.
Enjoy this powerful wine, as an accompaniment to strong flavoured meat and game dishes.
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l
The Year 2018
The year 2018 revealed to be an unusual campaign on a climatic point of view, and in comparisson to the last 5 years. Blossoming was late, as the vines evolved well in terms of vegetative development due to the availabilty of water that allowed the recovery of plant vigor in the vineyard after suffering from hydric stress in 2017. Climatic conditions throughout spring affected the sanitary management of the vines, as mildium developed strongly due to high humidity. The harvest began on the first weeks of September. The occorence of phytosanitary pressure due to excessive heat and the dehydration of some parcels, both had significant impact on production, with a decrease of 7% in total production in relation to the previous year, and 14% when compared to the last 5 years. Nevertheless, this year’s harvest provided wines of superb quality, with good levels of acidity and phenolic composts.