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Royal Oporto Ruby Port


Grape: Field Blend

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Body: Full

Abv: 19%

Size: 75cl

Real Companhia Velha is the oldest wine company in Portugal, having recently celebrated 265 years of constant trading since 1756. Their Royal Oporto Ruby Port uses a blend of rigorously selected port vintages, made with traditional Douro varieties. The selected ports are aged in oak vats for an average of 2 years.

The resulting wine is beautiful ruby in appearance with violet hues that characterise its youth and freshness. Ripe red fruit aromas stand out in the bouquet, whilst the palate shows a notable smoothness and is constantly harmonious. Try with a selection of cheeses (with a particular affinity with blue cheese) and chocolate or red berry desserts.

In the mid-18th century there was a crisis with the port market, and with the support of government and monarchy, a chartered company was created to break the monopoly of the English Trading Post, balance supply and demand, and ensure quality and authenticity. This soon became one of the Portugal's greatest sources of income, and was the origin of Real Companhia Velha. Run by the Silva Reis family since 1960, they are dedicated to the production of Douro wines and the study of environmental development and sustainability in the region.

Sub Type: Fortified
Grape: Traditional Douro Varieties
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Tasting Notes:

Youthful and fresh in character. Ripe red fruit aromas stand out in the bouquet, whilst the palate shows a notable smoothness and is constantly harmonious.

Appearance: Ruby & Purple Hues
Body: Full
Sweetness: Sweet
Blending: Blended
Oaking: Oaked
ABV: 19%
Vintage: NV
Vintage Note: From the vintages available you will be delivered the earliest or a mix depending on quantities ordered. Please leave a message in basket if you require a specific vintage
World Type: Old World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Cheese|Blue Cheese|Desserts
Producer: Real Companhia Velha

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