Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterised by its purity of fruit and a fine, delicate quality that is typical of the wines of the property in general, but which finds its most remarkable and enduring expression in the Vintage Ports.
Grapes are trodden by foot to obtain the must, then during fermentation macerate to obtain the best possible extraction in the Lagares, the traditional stone vats from the Quinta. It is matured for 18 months in wooden casks in the air-conditioned cellars of the Quinta, at the demarcated region of the Douro Valley before bottling.
The Vintage 2017 was characterised by a cold, dry winter followed by an exceptionally hot and dry spring and summer. This is a dense wine with lots of rich, ripe black fruits, a meaty earthy quality and lots of pungent sweet spice. It will reward careful cellaring for at least half a century.
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