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Real Companhia Velha Fundador Tawny NV

Region: Portugal » Douro » Porto

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Winery: Royal Oporto
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Royal Oporto:
Grape growing in the Douro Region dates back to pre-historic times. In Bronze Age burying-grounds, grape seeds and even carbonised vine-shoots have been found. With the Roman occupation, grape-growing underwent a large scale expansion-excavations carried out on the left bank of the River Tua cleary confirm the development and prosperity that the vine brought to the Douro Region. The first kn... Read more
Grape growing in the Douro Region dates back to pre-historic times. In Bronze Age burying-grounds, grape seeds and even carbonised vine-shoots have been found. With the Roman occupation, grape-growing underwent a large scale expansion-excavations carried out on the left bank of the River Tua cleary confirm the development and prosperity that the vine brought to the Douro Region. The first known written reference to the name "Port Wine" applied to the Douro wine exported from the Oporto customs house dates from the end of 1678. Between 1680 and 1715, the expansion and growth of exports was remarkable, having increased from 800 to 8.000 barrels and reaching the expressive figure of 19.000 barrels in 1749. A great contribution to this increase was made by the mercantile spirit revealed by English merchants of the period settled in the city of Oporto. Read less

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Snooth User: Pefifos
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2.50 5
03/22/2009

Two and a half glasses



Tasting Notes:

This wine is fruit-filled, with subtle notes from aging oak casks. Recommended as an aperitif, or paired with nuts or dried fruit. Should be stored at served at cellar temperature, or chilled to 16 degrees Celsius.

<p>The aging in oak casks of this port emerge in its elegant, ripe fruit taste. Consistent and rigorous in flavor, it is well suited with dried fruits and nuts such as walnuts, almonds, and cashews. Best stored and served at cellar temperature.</p>

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