QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE 2000

Wine Region: Douro, Portugal

Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz

Tasting Notes

Sweet tannin, full body, and outstanding concentration provide an impressive entry on the palate. Notions of chocolate make an appearance in the long finish of this sweet, lush, precocious effort.

About the Winery

Quinta Do Noval is in Porto what the Romanée 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 cuvée 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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