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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QUINTA DO NOVAL COLHEITA


THE WINE OF A SINGLE HARVEST

THAT HAS MATURED ITS WHOLE LIFE IN CASKS


Fine and elegant,
a journey through time 


The old Tawny Port for the lover of old Tawny Ports. Whereas our great 10, 20 and 40 year-old tawnies are blends, designed to maintain a consistent house style, a Colheita takes its personality from the year in which it was made. Each Colheita is distinctive yet at the same time strongly marked by the Quinta do Noval terroir. These are very rare Ports and some of the greatest of all Douro wines, produced in tiny quantities and undeservedly unrecognised. 


Quinta do Noval is one of the few Houses of Port renowned for both its Vintage and Colheita Ports.

ENJOY IT

ENJOY IT


TIMES TO ENJOY
Particularly enjoyable:
- with cheese
- with a dessert
- or simply on its own 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. 


READ IN THE PRESS


- Quinta do Noval Colheita 1997

18 pts - Nice balance. Quite delicate - The World of Fine Wine

JR, 2012


- Quinta do Noval Colheita 1995

92 pts - Wine Spectator

KM, 30/06/2011


Quinta do Noval Colheita 1976
96 pts - eRobertParker.com
MS, 11/2012


Quinta do Noval Colheita 1971

92 pts - Wine Advocate

RP


- Quinta do Noval Colheita 1964

91 pts - 'Very fine' - erobertParker/Wine Journal

NM, 07/2008 


- Quinta do Noval Colheita 1937

92 pts - 'superba thrill to drink. ' - Wine Advocate

RP, 10/1996

FRESHNESS

A very important distinctive feature of our old tawnies … 

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PRODUCING A VINTAGE OLD TAWNY

In exceptional years, certain lots of wine with great ageing potential are set aside to spend their lives maturing in casks. At a given stage, we decide to bottle a part of a vintage. The rest is kept in casks where the wine will mature into new expression at a later stage. Thus, one and the same Colheita vintage can be put onto the market on 3 or 4 occasions: after 15 years, 30 years or 40 years of maturing, and in some cases even longer. 


WHERE THE GRAPES COME FROM
All grapes come from the vineyard of Quinta do Noval


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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MATURING

Legislation requires a minimum ageing period of 7 years in casks. At Quinta do Noval, Colheitas are commercialised after 10 to 12 years of maturing.

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