Royal Oporto

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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.

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  • Real Companhia Velha Royal Oporto Vintage Port Tinto 2000

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    Deep in color the nose is alive and seems to jump out of the glass with grape, blackberry, and cherry notes. Rich and unctous with a high acidity and firm fine tannins. Black fruits, light clove and more are well layered on the palate. Nice wine! 4/5 [NR] Read More

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    Very light and clear maroonish red. Nose of sweet candied fruit,jolly rancher like.Med body with light tannins and high acid. Flavors of cherry, light oak and some light minerality. Nice and pleasant enough though not very involved. C4+A11+T14+O6=85 [85] Read More

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