Real Companhia Velha is the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal, having celebrated this year 258 years of existence. Following the gently sloping contours of the Douro River, Quinta dos Aciprestes has seen a complete re-plantation of its vineyards, with the noblest varieties of the region.
QUINTA DOS ACIPRESTE | GRANDE RESERVA | RED | 2015 | DOC DOURO
Quinta dos Aciprestes
Bordering the Douro River and possessing ideal afternoon sun exposure, the slopes of Quinta dos Aciprestes have been replanted with the most highly recommended Douro varieties.
The vineyards ideal location between the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior ripens the red fruit characters of the grapes to optimum levels.
This Quinta dos Aciprestes Reserva is produced mostly from Touriga Nacional, blended with Touriga Franca on a smaller scale, supplied from the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th parcels of the Quinta.
Touriga Nacional & Touriga Franca.
Clean, deep bright ruby
Great aromatic complexity of red and black fruit with hints of oak.
50% of the wine ages in new French oak barrels for 18 months in excellent natural ageing conditions.
Flavourful and very elegant, with a long, lasting and very fulfilling finish. A wine with great potential to age in bottle.
Soft tannins and very fruity with excellent acidity on the finish. A wine to keep for many years.
The Year 2015
2015 was mainly characterized by its irregular climatic conditions, starting with a cold, dry winter, followed by a hot and unusually dry spring and summer. The main highlights of this campaign were the low precipitation levels during most of the vegetative cycle as well as the high temperatures registered between June & July. These conditions caused an advance in the vegetative cycle of about two weeks according to average results for the region. On a phytosanitary approach, diseases and plagues had very little impact on the quality and quantity of grapes this year. In consideration to the previous 10 years, 2015 showed the best results in terms of a phytosanitary evaluation for the overall harvest. 2015 was yet another great year for the Douro, revealing complex, structured and powerful Reds.