Port 1978 Dalva
Vintage Port, Bottled 1981
Provenance: Catawiki, 1/22/2016
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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.
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C. Da Silva (Vinhos) SA is a traditional Port wine House. Initially founded in 1862, its present name was defined in the first decades of the twentieth century when Mr. Clemente da Silva received the company through marriage. At that time to develop export markets, his first steps headed toward Brazil and North America, but other markets soon followed, and DALVA (a name, easy to pronounce whose origin lies in the founder´s surname DA siLVA) is now present in Europe and Asia as well. The location of the Vineyards are in the best part of the Douro Valley, and all have the A-status. The steep southwest slopes on which the terrace-vineyards provides a maximum of a large number of hours of sunshine.
Vila Nova de Gaia
The planting consists mainly of Tinta Barocca, Huea Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cao, and Tinta. The location of the Cellars of C. Da Silva is in Vila Nova de Gaia. Nowadays, their mission is producing Port wines with high-quality standards that meet the desires of all consumers by ensuring the prestige, reputation, and perception of brand value. C. da Silva Caves de Vinho do Porto (C. da Silva Port Wine Cellars) is noted for its lovely and exclusive “Colheitas,” like for example the Golden Whites from 1952,1963 and 1971. C. da Silva Ports makes every table more glamorous, and each occasion a remarkable moment.
In 1933, newly arrived from Brazil, Clemente da Silva fulfilled a lifetime dream by creating a winemaking business of excellence that would lead him to overall success. Looking for an area of investment with capital coming from business ventures in the former Portuguese colony, he considered buying a Port Wine company owned by his wife’s family. This company was founded in 1862, under the name Corrêa Ribeiro e Filhos and has carried the seal of a long time supplier to the Portuguese Royal House. But as a result of reasons lost in time, the young businessman opted between 1933 and 1957 to build a company from scratch and according to his expectations, take advantage of his close collaboration with the above company to develop its initial stocks and take the first steps in the business.
Since the beginning, Mr. Clemente da Silva wanted to create an export business. So, his first steps went towards markets like Brasil and North America but soon followed by other markets like Europe and Asia. The quality of C. da Silva Wines is internationally recognized and the investment in Premium Ports, with particular emphasis on the Colheitas and Aged Whites, making rare jewels of the Port wine trade. Nowadays our Company is firmly established in the five Continents.