Intense and concentrated, with fine tannic structure, Touriga Nacional is distinguished by its delicacy, a characteristic of the Quinta do Noval style. It is the product of a strict selection from the best lots produced by our Quinta in any given year.
Characteristics of the vintage
After a dry winter, 2018 was marked by very cold temperatures and high rainfall until mid-summer, and a hot, dry end of summer. Budbreak started late in good conditions.
Following a long, summery period, high temperatures and water stress were optimum for the anthocyanic richness of the skins and ideal ripening of the grapes.
Grape soundness was excellent at harvest time.
The harvest took place from 5 September to 13 October in good weather conditions, with high temperatures and no rain. It produced high quality wines with good levels of sugar, acidity and phenolic compounds.
All the wines produced that year are essentially very good, even excellent.
This fine floral and peppery wine offers a nice balance and texture. Violet, cherry, minerality and spice flood the midpalate, with notes of dark chocolate on the finish. Extraordinary balance and poise.
Carlos Agrellos, Technical Director
This wine is entirely made with Touriga Nacional, from the Quinta do Noval vineyard in the heart of the Douro valley.
This wine is fermented in stainless steel vats for a period of 10 days, where it then undergoes malolactic fermentation.
The wine is aged in wooden barrels for 11 months, with 30% in new French oak barrels of 225 litres.
Residual sugar: 0.60g/dm3
Total acidity: 5.30g/dm3