Harmonious and balanced, fine, elegant and long, with all the aromatic complexity typical of Noval Tawny Ports.
A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Sousão, Tinta Roriz. The grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in the traditional lagares of the Quinta, to obtain the best extraction. Noval Tawny 20 years is a blend of old Ports from different vintages, matured in oak casks and with an average age of 20 years.
“The colour is the classic hue of Old Tawny port with golden glints. The elegant bouquet suggests dry fruit and almonds, which give it its original character. On the palate, the elegant smoothness and high concentration herald a delectable and beautifully long finish.” – Carlos Agrellos, Technical Director
About Quinta do Noval
The name of Quinta do Noval first appeared in land registries in 1715.
The history of Quinta do Noval is marked by the action of visionaries: António José da Silva, a port shipper from Porto, acquired Quinta do Noval in 1894, after its devastation by phylloxera. He restored the property by replanting the vines, and Luiz Vasconcelos Porto, his son-in-law, was the author of a vast programme of innovations. He transformed many of the narrow older terraces into broader terraces. This permitted a more efficient use of the land and a better exposition to the sun.
Quinta do Noval made its name with the declaration of the 1931 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, and the 1931 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port. Because of the global depression and the enormous production and shipment of the 1927 Vintage, most shippers did not declare the 1931. This success established Quinta do Noval among the great names of Vintage Port in the English and American markets, a leading position in terms of reputation which is maintained today.