The name Quinta do Noval first appeared in land registers in the year 1715.
Luiz Vasconcelos Porto
He was the author of a vast programme of innovations.Notably he transformed many of the narrow older terraces into the broader terraces that are such a distinctive feature of Noval with their whitewashed staircases.These terraces permit a more efficient use of the land and a better exposition to the sun, and were considered revolutionary at the time.
António José da Silva
A Port shipper from Gaia, father-in-law of Luiz Valsconcelos Porto, he acquired Quinta do Noval in 1894 after its devastation by phylloxera. He restored the property by replanting its vineyards.
Our Vintage Port comes from our vineyard. Our greatest wine, the Quinta do Noval Vintage Nacional Port, from a small parcel at the heart of that vineyard. All our activity is based at our Quinta, in the Douro Valley. Quinta do Noval is the only historic Port wine shipper to bear the name of its Quinta. The identity of Quinta do Noval is rooted in its terroir.
Buying Guide, 2nd Edition Jan 1989 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 82 The beautiful Quinta do Noval is undoubtedly the most famous port producer, largely because their 1931 and 1927 were to vintage port what the 1947 Cheval Blanc and 1945 Mouton-Rothschild were to the Bordeaux trade - divine, monumental wines of extraordinary depth of flavor. Also, the Quinta do Noval produces a rare vintage port from a small vineyard of ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines called Nacional. It is so rare that I have never seen, much less tasted, a bottle of what is supposedly a great port. However, the truth of the matter is that recent vintages of Quinta do Noval have not been nearly as impressive as they should be. Commentators have described the wines as light, elegant, and charming when in fact they lack richness and depth of flavor.
JS: James Suckling
BV: Bidvino Staff
RP: Robert Parker
WS: Wine Spectator
JH: James Halliday
JR: Jancis Robinson
WE: Wine Enthusiast
DM: Decanter Magazine
JD: Jeb Dunnuck
1963 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage
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