Real Companhia Velha, Portugal

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Real Companhia Velha was founded on the 10th of September 1756 by Royal Charter of King D. Jose I, under the auspices of his Prime Minister, Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, the Count of Oeiras and Marquis of Pombal and is the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal. 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”. Since its inception, Real Companhia Velha has been faithful to its old traditions by offering the finest Ports.

In 1960, Manuel da Silva Reis acquires the majority of the Company and assumes its leadership. For the next 15 years, Real Companhia Velha experiences its largest period of expansion including moving its headquarters, renovation of its facilities and the modernization of its vinification equipment, a rigorous control in the production, treating and conservation of its wines and the expansion of business activity. By 1986, sales in the national and overseas market reflect an 18% market share.

Today, Real Companhia Velha is lead by Manuel’s children, Manuel, Pedro, and Raquel. The Company owns some of the Douro’s finest Quintas, located in the very best areas of the Region. Red Ports are produced from parcels planted at Quinta das Carvalhas, Aciprestes and Síbio. The Old Vines located at Quinta das Carvalhas are the origin of our Premium Ports such as Vintages and Colheitas. History has left Real Companhia Velha with a record of an incredible story and a glorious past. The Company holds the desire to maintain the highest standard of quality in their wines and the confidence that their rigorous and visionary philosophy will continue well into the future.

Real Companhia Velha Website


Sales Sheets

Porca de Murça

Quinta dos Aciprestes

Royal Oporto

 

 

 

 


Tech Sheets (Current)

Evel

2014 Evel Tinto

2015 Evel White

2015 Evel White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Porca de Murça

2013 Porca de Murça Tinto – 90 pts.

Porca de Murça Reserva 2013

2013 Porca de Murça Reserva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Quinta dos Aciprestes

Quinta dos Aciprestes 2013

2013 Quinta dos Aciprestes

Quinta dos Aciprestes Reserva 2013

2013 Quinta dos Aciprestes Reserva

2012 Quinta dos Aciprestes Grand Reserva – 92 pts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Royal Oporto

Ruby Port

Ruby Port

Tawny Port

Tawny Port

Late Bottle Vintage

2010 Late Bottle Vintage

2012 Late Bottle Vintage

2012 Late Bottle Vintage

10 Year Tawny – 90 pts.

20 Year Tawny – 91 pts.

40 Year Tawny – 95 pts.


Shelf Talkers

Evel

Porca de Murça

Quinta dos Aciprestes


Press Reviews

Wine Spectator

Wine Enthusiast


Press Articles

The Wine Detective


Bottle Shots & Labels

Porca de Murça

Quinta dos Aciprestes

Royal Oporto