Real Companhia Velha is the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal, having celebrated this year 258 years of existence. Located in the Roncão Valley, a famous site for the quality of its wines, Quinta do Síbio presents itself as one of Real Companhia Velha’s oldest Estates. Today, extends itself
QUINTA DO SIBIO LTD EDITION RED 2014 - DOC DOURO
Located in the Roncão Valley, a famous site for the quality of its wines, Quinta do Síbio presents itself as one of Real Companhia Velha’s oldest Estates.
Touriga Fanca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Francisca & Sousao.
A deep and Intense colour, violet hue's
Wet winter, mature leather as well as fresh straw and strawberries.
Fermentation occurs partially (50:50) in stone lagars and in stainless steel lagars. 100% of the wine then ages in new french oak barriques for a period of 12 months.
Generous notes of mature fruit and hints of herbs demonstrating complexity and nobility. Dense and full-bodied, its tannins are evident, yet they are smoothed but a subtle sweetness provided by its fruity flavours.
Perfect pairing for cured beef steaks, Fatty Tuna’s, Lamb, Chicken Coq ou Vin, Foie Gras, Raclette.
Served Temperature: 15 to 16°C
Total Alcohol: 13.5%
Wine Maker Team: Jorge Moreira
The Year of 2014:
2014 was characterized by both: the high levels of precipitation, mostly during the months of January, February, July and September, and a significant climatic instability during the summer period with thunderstorms occurring in the months of June and July. As a consequence of the climatic conditions, grape maturation tests were showing a two-week advance in the plants’ phenology, with grapes revealing good levels of sugar and acidity. Rainfall registered in mid-September caused a delay in the harvest up to mid-October. Although faced by difficult conditions during the harvest period, the grapes showed well and this ended up being a good year. The wines are not the most concentrated the Douro has seen, nevertheless they reveal themselves very fresh and elegant.