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 VINTAGE NACIONAL


ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST WINES
AND ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY PRIZED


“This wine is a mysterious phenomenon, a magical wine produced in extremely limited quantities and only in a few years each decade. It is the expression of a terroir and confirms something that is for me a deeply held belief. The Nacional is great because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we do. It has a unique personality, an extraordinary intensity and, even after many years of ageing, retains an astonishing youthfulness.” Christian Seely


The terroir: a small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera, described as “attached to the soil of the Nation”.

ENJOY IT
VINTAGES

ENJOY IT


TIMES TO ENJOY

Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage is a wine that is simply perfect for drinking on its own, at a special moment in time. 
SERVING TEMPERATURE
Serve at cellar temperature (15/17°)

DECANTATION
Recommended to separate the sediment.

WHEN CAN I DRINK IT?
BEFORE OPENING

This cellar wine will mature over the years and develop a complex variety of aromas. You can also enjoy it when young to taste the intensity of its fruit. It is best drunk 5 to 50 years after bottling. 

AFTER OPENING
Drink within 48 hours.


READ IN THE PRESS


Quinta do Noval Nacional 1997

100 pts - Wine Advocate
RP, 01/2000

100 pts - Wine Spectator
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994: “amazingly elegant' 

KM, 2011
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1963 JS
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931: -“Perhaps one of the greatest wines ever produced.” JS

Quinta do Noval Nacional 2003

19.5+ pts - “Serious horsepower just raring to go but wonderfully streamlined.”  
JancisRobinson.com
JH, 29/06/2009

2011
2003

QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE NACIONAL 2011

CHACTERISTICS OF THIS VINTAGE


Although there is no such thing as an easy year in the Douro Valley, 2011 was a particularly challenging year in the vineyard. After a wet winter the weather was highly erratic from spring to autumn, with several extreme heat waves. Rain towards the end of August having provided the necessary moisture for maturation to resume its course, Noval gambled on postponing the harvest for a week for the grapes to reap the full benefit of this unhoped for precipitation and reach full maturity.

With continued brilliant sunshine, this late harvest turned out to be an excellent decision. Once crushed in the lagares, the grapes revealed a wonderful deep colour, remarkable aromas and ideal sugar content and acidity: the sign of a year with immense potential.

“Very strong distinctive personality. Tannins powerful reserved and fine. Very intense long and concentrated fruits, explosive in the mouth, balanced and with great freshness. Brooding presence.”
António Agrellos, Technical Director - May 2013

QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE NACIONAL 2003

CHACTERISTICS OF THIS VINTAGE


The wettest winter followed by the hottest summer. This off-the-charts weather pattern resulted in high levels of sugar and acidity. In other words, the ideal combination for perfect balance. As a result, our Vintage stands out for its structure, deep colour and complexity of aromas.

“Powerful elegant plenitude. Ripe complete and fine. Many layered fruit. Deep complex and long. Real expression of Nacional terroir. Just beginning to open up, but probably has a century of development before it.”
António Agrellos, Technical Director –May 2013



READ IN THE PRESS

94/100 pts – eRobertParker.com

PR, 10/2005


96/100 pts –  Wine Spectator 

KM, 31/05/2011


19.5+ pts -  JancisRobinson.com

JH, 29/06/2009


98+/100 pts  For the Love of Port

RH, 03/2011



DECLARATION
As a strange phenomenon, it does not necessarily follow the same rhythm as the rest of the vineyard. Read on 


GRAPE VARIETIES

It is produced using several grape varieties and not just from Touriga Nacional, as it name might suggest. These varieties are some of the noblest to be found in the Douro valley: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Sousão.


WHERE THE GRAPES COME FROM
All the grapes come from the Nacional plot in the Quinta do Noval vineyard. 


VINIFICATION

The wine is made in the same way as all the other grapes from the Quinta do Noval vineyard. Grapes are trodden by foot to obtain the must, then during fermentation are pressed in lagares, the traditional stone vats from the Quinta. 

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MATURING
The Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage is matured in seasoned oak vats with a capacity of 2,500 litres.

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