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"Quite stunning. This magical wine is still dark ruby at 50 years old! Still very dense too managing to combine finesse with a character that is a bit burnt, rich and ever so slightly salty. More throat warming (after the Colheita 1979) and such personality!”
Located in the heart of Duoro Valley and established in 1715, Quinta do Noval is a Port powerhouse. Following tradition, the vineyards of Quinta are planted with common grapes of Duoro: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca, Sousão.
In 1994, there was a huge haul of replanting in single grape variety plots based off of three factors: the altitude, exposition, and type of planting of the vine. With an outstanding portfolio of fine Ruby and Tawny ports, Quinta do Noval produces an unfortified style of Duoro wine and their newest addition—the Noval Black—a Port made to drink young. Well-known for its Nacional Vintage Ports and being considered by many critics to have produced the greatest Port ever made in 1963.
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