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 | WHITE | 2018 | DOC DOURO
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.
Porca de Murça Red’s classic and tasteful character makes it the one of the most popular red wines in the Douro Region, and constantly recommended as a partner for any occasion.
Rabigato, Viosinho & Arinto
Clean, deep bright ruby
A very balanced white, revealing citric and greenish notes
The grapes are crushed on a pneumatic press. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature. No barrel ageing. 100% of the wine is kept in stainless steel tanks for 3 months before bottling.
complexity in a very exuberant style. A wonderfully balanced structure showing volume and texture, finish with a very lively acidity, with a long and refreshing finish.
A great partner for grilled fish, curry and seafood.
The Year of 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.