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 ACIPRESTES | RED | 2018 | DOC DOURO
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.
Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao & Tinta Amarela
Deep and beautiful garnet colour with purple hues
Intese aromas of plums and cherries.
Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. 100% of the wine ages in large vats of french oak for 12 months.
Perfect harmoney with nuances of vanilla, evidence of its agin in oak. Eruptions of fruit flavours allow its finish to reveal structures and elegance.
Popular with barbeques chicken, beef, beef wellington, ham, club sandwitch. Mid strenth cheeses, cold cuts, pastries.
Alcohol 14% Vol
The Year of 2018:
“During the growing phase of 2018, from budburst to veraison, there were cool conditions and a lot of humidity. Then, during the final ripening phase in July, August and September, it was incredibly hot,” he says. “That heat compensated for the cool growing phase. The wines have the beautiful freshness of fruit of a cooler year and the structure and dimension of a hotter year from the end of the season.”