“Remontage” consists in pumping up the wine from the bottom of the vat in order to sprinkle the “cap” (grape skin and pips which rise to the surface). The process optimises the extraction of colour and tannins. 

classified letter A

Classification Letter A. This is a classification established by the Casa do Douro, revised annually. It is based principally on the quality of the soil, the altitude, the micro-climate, and the method of cultivation of the vine in each parcel. The parcels are classified in this way from A (the best score) to F.

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Quinta do Noval - Fine Ports Since 1715

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The harvest is over at Quinta do Noval! Soak up the atmosphere with our pictures of the 2013 harvest...

Picture 1: Quinta do Noval in September

Picture 2: Harvesting starts early in the morning and it’s very hard work, so the mid-morning snack among the vines has become a time-honoured tradition. At Quinta do Noval, a protein-rich soup and sandwiches revitalise our harvesters until midday!

Picture 3: Heave-ho!

Picture 4: Secateurs are the harvesters’ essential tool for cutting the bunches, row after row.

Picture 5: Lost in the midst of the rows of vines ...

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