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 - Fine Ports Since 1715

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NOVAL 10 YEAR OLD TAWNY


A deliciously crisp, fresh style
with intense fruit


A perfect expression of the Noval Tawny style. It has acquired the classical attributes of an old Tawny Port, while at the same time retaining much of the freshness and fruit of its youth. 



Noval 10 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured all their life in oak casks, with an average age of 10 years.

ENJOY IT

ENJOY IT


“A beautiful Old Tawny colour, recognisable from its shine. Amongst the complex aromas, young and very lively fruit blends prettily with appealing and typical aromas of dry fruit such as hazel nut. Rich and smooth on the palate, it delivers an elegant structure and long lingering finish.” 

António Agrellos, Technical Director

TIMES TO ENJOY
Noval 10 year old Tawny is particularly enjoyable:
- as an aperitif
- with cheese
- with a dessert
- or simply for what it is, whatever the occasion

SERVING TEMPERATURE
Serve cool: 9-14°

DECANTATION
Not necessary because this filtered port has no sediment.

WHEN CAN I DRINK IT?
BEFORE OPENING
It is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled.
AFTER OPENING

It can be enjoyed for about 3 months, keeping the bottle in a cool place. This wine is ideal for serving by the glass. 

FRESHNESS

A very important distinctive feature of our old tawnies … 

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READ IN THE PRESS


“Exceptionally vibrant and fresh yet as soothing as a head massage.
Financial Times
JR, 12/2008

91 pts - Wine Spectator
KM, 06/2011


VINIFICATION

Grapes from Quinta do Noval 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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BLENDING and MATURING

Noval 10 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages, matured in oak casks all their life and with an average age of 10 years.

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