The Tawny Port 10 Years Old “His Heminence’s Choice” Delaforce Real Companhia Velha is carefully blended after full tasting and examination of Delaforce Ports which are selected from the best areas of the Douro Port region every year to become reserves for His Eminence. These reserves will remain maturing in casks over many years in Vila Nova de Gaia until they reach the mellow perfection for which it has justly gained much fame.
His Eminence’s Choice, the distinguished and most famous of all Ports produced by Delaforce, was first made available back in the 1930s. The grapes are selected and harvested by hand in mid September and, the case of the Delaforce vineyards, are placed in small trays which keep them in perfect condition during transport to the winery.
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.