remontage


“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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NOVAL BLACK


A FRESH, FRUITY AND LIGHT PORT

A clear expression of the Noval style,
no ageing and no decanting necessary. 
No complications, just a great glass of Port.

Christian Seely


NOVAL BLACK is a new way to drink Port, a new-age Port destined to be enjoyed with dark chocolate or simply drunk chilled, used also as a cocktail ingredient.

INITIAL DISCOVERY OF THE WORLD OF NOVAL PORTS

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ADVICE FOR SERVING 
BLACK CHILLED
BLACK WITH CHOCOLATE
NOVAL CUP
BLACK & STORMY
BLACK SINGULAR SANGAREE

ADVICE FOR SERVING


SERVING TEMPERATURE
Serve chilled at around 8°, i.e. fridge temperature.

DECANTATION
No need to decant this filtered port.

WHEN CAN I DRINK IT?
BEFORE OPENING
We designed this port to be enjoyed as soon as it is bottled.

AFTER OPENING

Because it is filtered, Noval Black can be enjoyed for up to 3 weeks when kept cool.

BLACK CHILLED
Serve chilled. Cool temperatures bring out the freshness of ripe berries and the warmth of spices !

BLACK WITH CHOCOLATE
An indulgent any-time treat with dark chocolate !

NOVAL CUP
- 2 oz. Noval Black Port
- .5 oz. Lemon Juice
- .5 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1 Strawberry

Muddle the strawberry with the simple syrup,
then add the rest of the ingredients.
Shake with ice and fine strain into a collins glass,
filled with ice.
Top with 2 oz. Club Soda.
Garnish with a cucumber wheel.

By Jim Meehan, PDT, New-York.

BLACK & STORMY

- 1 oz. Noval Black Port
- 1 oz. Goslings Black Seal Rum
- 1 oz. House Ginger Beer
- .5 oz. Lime Juice
- .5 oz. Simple Syrup

Shake with ice and garnish with a lime wheel,
skewered to a piece of candied ginger and a
blackberry.

By Jim Meehan, PDT, New-York.

BLACK SINGULAR SANGAREE

- 1.5 oz. Noval Black Port
- .75 oz. Cognac VSOP
- .5 oz. orange liqueur
- 2 Dashes of Orange Bitters


Stir with ice and strain into a chilled coupe.
Top with 1.5 oz. Champagne.
Garnish with an orange twist.


By Jim Meehan, PDT, New-York.

READ IN THE PRESS


92 pts - ”Easy to sip for hours. A Black beauty.”  

For the Love of Port
RH, 2010 


91 pts At the level of many of the region’s best LBVs, this wine may become a staple for a new generation of Port drinkers.” 
Wine & Spirits Magazine
04/2010


90 pts - Quoted in 'The Wines of 2010'
erobertparker.com, Wine Journal 
NM, 21/12/2010


WHERE THE GRAPES COME FROM

Some of the grapes come from the Quinta do Noval vineyard, the rest from A-rated vineyards at the heart of the Douro valley.


VINIFICATION

A part of the grapes is trodden by foot in “lagares”, traditional stone vats from the Quinta. Another is crushed mechanically in steel vats. This mechanical pressing process was designed specifically for Noval, geared to the requirements of our technical team. 


MATURING

It is matured for 2 years in oak casks and steel vats to preserve the wine’s freshness.

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