Quinta do Noval lies in the heart of the Douro valley where great Port wines have been produced since 1715. Noval is unique among the great traditional Port houses in its emphasis on the importance of the vineyard.
The grapes for Noval 20yo Tawny are harvested 100% from Quinta do Noval, Pinhao. The domain of 145 hectares which dominates the Pinhão Valley constitutes the heart and soul of Quinta do Noval.
The grapes are foot trodden and fermented in the traditional ‘lagares’ of the Quinta, where a disciplined and intense treading is fundamental for a good final result. The wine is fortified using grape spirit from traditional suppliers in the douro, after fortification the resulting wine is then aged in large oak vats for 20 years until bottling.
This is a classic old Tawny colour with golden highlights. This port has an elegant bouquet reminiscent of dried fruit and almonds from its time in wood. Elegant velvety and concentrated on the palate with an attractive lingering finish.