Real Companhia Velha is the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal, having celebrated this year 258 years of existence and uninterrupted activity in the service of Port Wine.
History has left us with a record of an incredible story and a glorious past.
PORCA DE MURCA | RED | 2018 | DOC DOURO
Porca de Murça is the bestselling wine of the Douro Region where Real Companhia Velha is an extensive owner of Premium vineyards. It is produced from specially selected vineyard parcels of Quinta do Casal da Granja that have been planted with the better varieties grown in the plateau of Alijo.
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.
Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Clean, deep bright ruby
Look for black fruit, spices, oak, smoke and sawdust
Stainless steel tanks controlled by temperature, bottle 2 years, No oak
Red berry and cherry notes showing intensity and freshness. Ripe fruit flavors, excellent structure, velvety and very well balanced.
Pairs well with red, savory meats, grilled or roasted. Beef, Lamb, Game, Chicken, Turkey, Veal or Pork, spicy oriental food.
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.