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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CHRISTIAN SEELY

Managing Director


Christian Seely was born in 1960, educated at Harrow School, Trinity College Cambridge and INSEAD. He has been Managing Director of Quinta do Noval since 1993.


Since 2001, he manages the AXA Millésimes group of vineyards, based at Château Pichon Baron in Pauillac. Besides this prestigious Pauillac Grand Cru Classé, Christian Seely is responsible for looking after Châteaux Pibran in Pauillac, Petit-Village in Pomerol, Suduiraut in Sauternes as well as Domaine de l’Arlot in Nuits-St-Georges, Disznókő in Hungary and Quinta do Noval in Portugal. He is also the President of the Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus, the Bordeaux Négociant, which is wholly owned by AXA Millésimes. 


Apart from these AXA Millésimes companies, he is Managing Director and shareholder of Quinta da Romaneira in the Douro, and co-founder and joint owner of Coates and Seely Ltd, producer of English Sparkling wine in Hampshire, England.


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