The LBV Port Delaforce Real Companhia Velha is bottled after maturing in wood for up to six years, offering an early softness and development. LBV Port is only made available in those years when the harvest has been very good, thus constantly produce a mature port of vintage quality, and are ready for drinking without requiring decanting. Unlike vintage Port, which benefits from some years in bottle, Late Bottled Vintage does not need to be cellared and is ready to drink.
Upwards of 30 grape varieties can be used to make port but only what are considered the best are planted in the Delaforce vineyards, each contributing its unique character and flavour to the blend, which include Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. Hand selected and harvested in mid September into small trays to keep them in perfect condition.
Real Companhia Velha was founded in 1756 by the King of Portugal, this company represents some of the finest Quintas in the Douro. Old but not out of touch, they have been able to preserve and honor the traditional winemaking while investing in the future with constant modernization and experimentation in their vineyards at some of best Quintas in the Douro. Over the years, Delaforce has developed a reputation for its outstanding blending and ageing skills which express themselves in the company’s wines and ports, in particular the renowned aged tawny port.
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