Richard Hooper

Port 1938 Richard Hoopers

Récolte, Matured in wood

Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam, 5/27/2003

Port 1938 Richard Hoopers (2555)
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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1938
Alcohol 20.0 %
Button No button
Classification Récolte
Fill level High shoulder
Packaging No casing
Shape Normande


The early 1800s was a watershed era for the vintners of Portugal’s Douro Valley, On one hand, the grape harvest of 1820, after fermenting and aging for four years, presented connoisseurs with a wine of remarkable sweetness, with “plenty of crust and plenty of color…and a well-stained cork,” according to T.G. Shaw, who recorded his views in Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar (1863), The remarkable vintage established Portuguese wine as a favorite among the British.

Richard Hooper

This House was founded by the wine merchant Richard Hooper in London. Real Companhia Velha bought the company 1951 and bottled it mainly under Real Companhia Velhas alternative trading company, Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhos do Alto Douro. Until 1971 Hooper was run independently, but after that year it became a brand of Real Companhia Velha. During 1972 to 1985 it was probably the same wine as Real Companhia Velha, just another label. However between 1987 and 1991 Hooper was made from Quinta Nova. text: http://www.vintageport.se