RCV Royal Oporto Vintage Port 2007
- Port Blend
Extremely aromatic, with a gum tree, crushed berry and sandalwood undertone. Medium- to full-bodied and medium sweet, with chewy tannins. Balanced and pretty, but needs more in the aftertaste to be outstanding. Best after 2015. 2,000 cases made. - WS88
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. For the future we hold the desire to maintain the high standard of quality in our wines and the confidence that the rigorous and visionary philosophy of this company will write down even more history.
The discovery of Port Wine results from a pure coincidence. During the 16th Century, English merchants, rooted in the City of Porto, supplied their wine trade from vineyards planted in the Douro Valley. Before travelling, they would add wine brandy into the barrels to ensure the wine’s preservation. The successful integration of wine, oak and brandy resulted in a fortified but very enjoyable wine, thus, Port Wine was created.