Quinta do Noval

Serge Chapuis

Serge Chapuis

In their own words

Quinta do Noval is a historic name with iconic status in the world of wine. But it is, above all, a vineyard in the heart of the Douro Valley since the early 18th century. Known throughout the world for its Port wines, like the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port made from a strict selection of the best wines from our 181-hectare vineyard or indeed our aged Tawny Ports and Colheitas, Quinta do Noval produces excellent wines that bear the stamp of their origin.
The subtle differences in aspect, climate and soil of the various parcels of this extensive vineyard give the wines of Noval complexity and depth that are unique to Quinta do Noval.

AN EXCEPTIONAL TERROIR
Quinta do Noval benefits from a privileged position in the heart of the Douro Valley. The vineyard entirely classified letter A is planted with the noblest grape varieties of the Douro: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, and Sousão.
Today, the parcels are replanted in single grape variety plots to suit each individual parcel of land, according to three principal factors: the altitude, the exposition and the type of planting of the vine. The magnificent old terraces made with schiste stone still represent Quinta do Noval's vineyard.

TRADITIONS RETAINED
Because the varieties are planted in single varietal blocks, it is possible to pick the optimum moment for harvesting each parcel. ‘All Noval’s estate-produced ports will continue to be fermented in stone lagares. This is a traditional method, tested by time.

THE PARTICULARITY OF OUR NACIONAL VINTAGE PORT
Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port comes from a small plot at the heart of the Noval vineyard, planted with ungrafted vines of native grape varieties. If the Nacional Vintage is in such great demand, it is partly because of the tiny quantities we produce, only 200 to 250 cases each year of declaration.

TOUR AND TASTING
Quinta do Noval is open every day of the year upon appointment for a private tour and tasting. All visits are available by reservation only. Tel +351 22 3770270 noval@quintadonoval.pt
We also welcome our visitors in two visitors centres: The first wine shop is located at Vila Nova de Gaia and has welcomed those interested in discovering our history and tasting Port wines since 1995. Contact: rosario@quintadonoval.pt

A second wine shop opened in 2020 on the quays of Pinhão in the heart of the Douro Valley in an ancient Port cellar, near our vineyards where the wines are made. This new centre is a place of discovery, of exchange of information, and above all of the wine tasting. Address: 15 Rua da Praia, 5085 Pinhão. Contact: Tel +351 933770285 / lojapinhao@quintadonoval.pt 

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Christian Seely
  • Winemaker: Ausenda Matos
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Conventional
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 145

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