Description and Reviews:
The 2018 is a very complex, terroir driven red wine made from old vines from this iconic Quinta. The wine comprises of a beautiful deep ruby colour and aromas of blackberry, black cherry as well as red cranberry fruit harmoniously integrated with creamy vanilla notes and earthy spiciness, demonstrating notable aromatic intensity and complexity. Full bodied, very balanced and round with high acidity and sticky tannins, resulting in a very pleasant and long-lasting finish. A wonderful expression of the land this wine comes from. Drink from Now to 2040+. 94/100 points, Dia G. VWP Tasting March 2023
Originating from selected parcels of centenary vines at Quinta das Carvalhas, the Carvalhas Vinhas Velhas is the very best that can be made at Real Companhia Velha. The result, is a superb Douro red, which not only expresses the singularity of this estate and its north facing vineyards, but also reflects on Douro’s history, due to the vast diversity of varieties present in the parcels of old vines. The Carvalhas extracts from these vines the power and concentration and from its sun exposure the freshness and balance. A wine that will certainly offer great character after ageing few decades in bottle.
Serve at 16°C. Enjoy with meats, smoked meats, pasta, hearty meat dishes such as beef stroganoff or shepherd’s pie, Asian-inspired foods, cold cuts and cheese.