“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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  • ● Where does the name « Nacional » come from?

  • ● What are the origins of this plot of ungrafted vines?

  • ● Localisation ?

  • ● Surface area ?

  • ● Soil ?

  • ● Grape varieties ?

  • ● What are the main visible differences between Nacional vinestock and a grafted vinestock ?

  • ● Yield ?

  • ● Harvesting ?

  • ● Vinification ?

  • ● Maturing ?

  • ● What are the declared vintage years for Quinta do Noval Vintage Nacional ?

  • ● How do you recognize Quinta do Noval wines ? What distinguishes them from other ports ?

  • ● What are the specific characteristics of Noval Old Tawnies ?

  • ● Taste-wise, what are the differences between the Vintage style and the Old Tawny style with Quinta do Noval ?

  • ● What is the impact on our ports of the different lengths of time spent maturing ?

  • ● What influences the lenght of time during which a bottle can be drunk after opening ?

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