Wine Region: Douro, Portugal

Grapes:Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesa

Tasting Notes

Palish red-brown. Currant, fresh herbs, coffee and mellow wood tones on the slightly shallow, evolved nose. Offers an attractive mid-palate sweetness but comes across as quite light, finishing with slightly drying tannins and a sugary, caramel-like quality.

About the Winery

Quinta Do Noval is in Porto what the Romanee Conti is in Burgundy: a Myth. A splendid terroir steep; the best grape varieties are planted, adapted sector by sector, to obtain the quintessence of this terraced vineyard. This vineyard is located in Pinhao, 130 km from Porto, in the hinterland, one of the most favorable areas of the Douro Valley. The grape varieties are numerous: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca, Sousao. Here, maturity and sweetness reach rates unmatched anywhere in the country. Some vintages of this area reach peaks at auction, including the most famous cuvee of the field: "Nacional Vintage". A small plot of ungrafted vines, the most fabulous and rare Port. In short, an exceptional terroir, a result that often comes close to magic ...

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