Quinta Das Carvalhas Douro Vinhas Velhas

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Quinta das Carvalhas is the most emblematic and spectacular property in the Douro Valley. Written references regarding this magnificent vineyard can be traced back to 1759. Enjoying a prominent position on the left bank of the Douro river, in Pinhão, the estate covers the entire hillside facing the Douro river and occupies part of the slopes of the right bank of the tributary Torto river.

Originating from selected parcels of centennary vines at Quinta das Carvalhas, the Carvalhas Vinhas Velhas is the very best that we can make at Real Companhia Velha. The result, is a superb Douro red, which not only expresses the singularity of this estate and its north facing vineyards, but also reflects on Douro’s history, due to the vast diversity of varieties present in the parcels of old vines. The Carvalhas extracts from these vines the power and concentration and from its sun exposure the freshness and balance. A wine that will certainly offer great character after ageing few decades in bottle.

Pair it with Wild Boar, Rib-Eye, Phaesent or other gamaey food

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Dark red colour
Nose Impressive and lush aromatic character in which notes of red and black berries combined with suggestions of herbal and spice integrate in perfect harmony with the subtle nuances of vanilla provided from its ageing in oak
Palate Excellent structure and power, yet at the same time elegant with a profoundness and concentration typical of the old vines. Its tannins are firm and round, and its flavours highlighted by a balanced acidity resulting in a long, and lingering finish.

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Old Vines Field Blend
Alcohol % 14%
Style Big and Bold Classic Douro
Estate/Producer Real Companhia Velha,S.A
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2019
Vinification Handpicked from the oldest vines of Quinta das Carvalhas, small boxes of 20 kgs to be foot-treaded and fermented in the traditional granite lagares. The ageing process takes place in our cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. In an isolated, dark room with temperatures constantly matching 16ºC, the Carvalhas Vinhas Velhas matures in french oak barriques (being 50% new) for a period of 18 months, until the final blend.
Closure Natural cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Great ageing potential

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