Royal Oporto 20-Year-Old Tawny Port is a delicious Port wine that floats by with orange marmalade and fresh acidity. It shows a range of subtle, mellow aromas, spice, liquorice, walnut, vanilla, ripe jam fruit, and fine oak wood and it has a delicious and fresh aftertaste.
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Real Companhia Velha history has begun in 1756, when Royal Oporto Wine Company, the way how company are known abroad, was founded by Royal Charter of King D. José I, under the auspices of his Prime Minister, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, the Count of Oeiras and Marquis of Pombal. Formed by the most important farmers from the Douro Valley, and significant figures of the city of Porto, the company was entrusted with the task of "sustaining the cultivation of the vines, conserving their natural production and purity, towards a benefit of Agriculture, Trade and Public Health". Amongst the Company’s numerous services in favour of the public, the most important event was the “Pombalina Demarcation of the Douro Valley” which was dictated between 1758 and 1761 by Real Companhia Velha’s Board of Deputies. In 1781, Royal Oporto Wine Company, took its Ports to the Baltic Imperium of Catherine of Russia, through large shipments carried in steamers freighted for this purpose. This was the beginning of a continuous trade between Portuguese and Baltic ports, and as a result of the Company’s action, Douro wine exports underwent considerable and successive increases. During the famed french invasions in 1809, Napolean Bonaparte’s troops demanded Real Companhia Velha’s wines as part of their rations. In 1811, British official Lord Wellington and his troops, at the time settled in the town of Lamego, demanded Real Companhia Velha’s wines in which a supply of 300 barrels was issued from the Company’s warehouses in Peso da Régua. In 2016 Real Companhia Velha had celebrated 260 years of uninterrupted activity in the service of Port and Douro.
Royal Oporto 20-Year-Old Tawny Port is produced by the traditional Port method. The hand-picked grapes are destemmed and crushed before fermentation at controlled temperatures, with skin maceration. The moment of fortification is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities according to the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required. The final blend results from a selection of wines between 8 and 22 years of age, composed to maintain the consistency and character of this Royal Oporto 20-Year-Old Tawny Port
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz.
Royal Oporto 20 Year-Old Tawny Port as a fine Port Wine who has been left to age for many years in oak casks it will gradually lose its original deep purple colour and take on the delicate amber hints know as Tawny. Throughout the ageing process, the wine gently breathes the air through the pores of the wood. The simple fruitiness of young wine gradually recedes giving way to a vast range of subtle, mellow aromas: spice, liquorice, walnut, vanilla, ripe jam fruit, and fine oak wood. It's exactly the aroma profile of this Royal Oporto 20 Year-Old Tawny Port. It shows the richness, velvety texture. All the mellow aromas are there even when his aftertaste reveals a super fresh and a lingering end.
Store and Serve Advice:
The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC. It is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. Once open, it should be consumed within 2-3 months. Serve between 12ºC-16ºC.