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.
50% of the grapes are foot trodden and fermented in the traditional ‘lagares’ of the Quinta, the other 50% are vinified by pump over in stainless steel vats. 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 2 years.
Noval Black was designed to be a clear expression of the Noval style – as easily accessible as a wine with no ageing and no decanting necessary. No complications, just a great glass of Port.
An expressive nose initially showing ripe berry fruit and violet with subtle influences of wood and spice adding depth. The palate is pure and structured, with a core of rich, sweet fruit, held together by a lively acidity and smooth yet persistent tannin.
It is a style designed to be enjoyed on its own any time, chilled before dinner, or as an extravagance with a piece of dark chocolate.