Port is a fortified wine specifically produced in the Douro region of northern Portugal. The name comes from Oporto from where barrels were sent out across Europe. The industry benefited hugely from trade agreements with Britain as the market for French wine dipped during times of war and port has become hugely associated with ceremonial toasts and after dinner drinks in this country.
This Port is created using a range of vintages from Quinta Do Noval, all aged in oak casks for an average of 10 years. Fresh on the palate, with an intense flavour of fruit this is a very approachable port with a lot to offer.
When it comes to the production, this could be considered as a relatively simple Port. This however doesnt mean it is any less enjoyable to drink! Aged for only 2 years in oak casks and steel vats, this can be compared to a Late Bottle Vintage Port. It is incredibly easy to drink and when paired with dark chocolate is a real treat indeed.
Blended using Ports from a variety of vintages, with an average age of 40 years, this Tawny from Quinta Do Noval is a pleasure to drink. The deep colour is reminiscent of old vintage Ports, but the palate still has the freshness and balance that youd expect from a Tawny. Awarded 94 points by the Wine Spectator.
Being a Late Bottle Vintage Port, this 2012 from Quinta Do Noval is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled - making it perfect for a number of occasions. The grapes are trodden by foot and are unfiltered, creating a ruby red Port which will match wonderfully with a range of cheeses or as an after dinner treat!