Est. 2011

Real Vinicola

Real Companhia Vinícola do Norte de Portugal, SA.

Founded 1889
Owner Silva Reis family

Belonging to Real Companhia Velha.

Real Vinicola has the longest continuous history of any of today’s producers of Duoro wines. Founded in 1889 under contract with the Portuguese government, it was entrusted with the task of selling wines from various regions in northern Portugal, including Duoro red wines and port wines.

They bought Quinta do Sibio in 1934 and has declared this as Single Quinta Vintage Port. Quinta do Sibio was known as Quinta do Jordão and was planted by Jose Joaquim Pereri Jordão in the 1860s and 1870s. The quinta was in the hands of the Jordão family until 1934 when Real Companhia Vinícola purchased it.

Real Vinicola was bought by Real Comp. Velha in 1963, but the quinta was still sold under the Real Vinicola label.

Real Vinicola Vintages:1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1967 (Real Comp. Velha), 1970 (Real Comp. Velha), 1977 (Real Comp. Velha), 1978 (Real Comp. Velha), 1979 (Real Comp. Velha), 1980 (Real Comp. Velha), 1982 (Real Comp. Velha), 1983 (Real Comp. Velha), 1985 (Real Comp. Velha), 1987 (Real Comp. Velha), 1994 (Real Comp. Velha), 1996 (Real Comp. Velha)
Quinta do Sibio Vintages:1934, 1938, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1970, 1977, 1982, 1985
Quinta do Jordao Vintages:1943, 1945, 1950, 1958

Vintage Port tasting notes:

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseReal VinicolaGarrafeira1847
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour with an lime-green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant bouquet of hospital, pharmacy and nuts.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and of course old but still an elegant port with taste of nuts and toffee. Complex with some alcohol in flavour. Attractive and exciting finish.Score range17.00 - 17.00
Last tasted20th September 2012Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VinicolaColheita1944
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetTorched sugar, crème candy and crème caramel in a complex bouquet.Bottled1982
TasteMedium body. Mature and very tasty. Elegant and balanced with a complex and very long finish.Score range
Last tasted19th May 2011Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VinicolaColheita1951
ColourTawny in colour with an olive-green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather sky bouquet with candy, cashew nuts and burned candy in the noseBottled1972
TasteMedium body. Mature and quite elegant. Candy in taste. Rather short and not so impressive finish but quite good and easy to drink.Score range
Last tasted27th February 2014Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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