All the components for the 2015 Vintage Port were foot-trodden in circular granite lagares at Vale de Mendiz, the Port winery. The wine was vinified with 100% of the stems. Soon after harvest, the wines were racked, aged in tonéis, wooden vats, in the Douro over the winter, and then moved to Vila Nova de Gaia, in April 2016. The final blend then matured further in tonéis at our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia, prior to bottling.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz
We have a great Vintage on our hands, showing beautiful concentration, vigour and complexity, but with plenty of finesse and remarkable freshness. Compared to the 2011 vintage, despite the tannins also being very robust, the 2015 gives us a silky wine, with great structure and incredible balance thanks to its taut acidity and lower level of sweetness, which results in a fresher wine.
Store and Serve Advices:
Ports are wines that develop very well in the bottle and should therefore be cellared in a dry and cool place where the bottles should be kept laid down. Serve at a temperature of 17 to 18ºC.
Perfect with Queijo da Serra”, Stilton or other blue cheeses. Egg based desserts and Pão de Ló” (Portuguese sponge based cake).
Reviews and Awards:
. 96 points in Robert Parker;
. 96 points in Roy Hersh;
. 93 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 18 points in Revista de Vinhos.
98 pts Wine Spectator - Quinta do Noval Vintage 2017 Port wine is characterized by its purity of fruit and a fine and delicate quality that is typical of the...
93 pts Robert Parker - Opaque color. Excellent concentration and aromatic depth, where outstanding notes of ripe wild fruits, spice and soft spice stand out....
Brownish brick colour. Exuberant and intense nose with aromas of jammy fruit wel combined with aromas of black plum, liquorice and spice. Smooth and elegant...