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.