Wine Region: Douro, Portugal

Tasting Notes

Made from the noble grape that contributes much to port’s structure and ageability, this is a statuesque and stylish wine. Grippy tannins underline voluptuous dark berry fruit and spice-box notes, edged with hints of coffee and violet. Undeniably youthful, this is a wine that needs some considerable time to truly unwind.


94 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
91 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
17 points in Revista de Vinhos;
17 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
15,5 points in Jancis Robinson.

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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