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15 April 2016 News

F Correia, a regular contributor to the Web site, “For the Love of Port,” founded by Port expert Roy Hersch, has written an exceptionally informative piece on the life and work of Antonio Agrellos, the winemaker at Quinta do Noval. Click here to read it!

 
14 March 2016 News

Every year Wine and Spirits Magazine polls the most popular restaurants in the United States to do an analysis of sales and trends.  Chateau Margaux, Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Quinta do Noval and E. Guigal’s Crozes Hermitage and Chateauneuf-du-Pape have all been listed among the most popular wine brands in their categories across this group of leading restaurants.  This is an important poll to which the restaurant community and trade at large pay attention. Click here to see the rankings in their April issue!

 
1 February 2016 News

Kim Marcus, managing editor of Wine Spectator, wrote a blog post about last week’s Quinta do Noval’s 300th anniversary tasting in New York, calling the 2011 Vintage Port Nacional “truly monumental.” Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the rest of his comments!

“This is perhaps the world’s most storied Port. It comes a small parcel in the 640-acre estate; its 5 acres are planted to a mix of the native Portuguese grapes Touriga Nacional, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cão, among others. It has a track record for quality and long life that usually sets the standard in the Douro.”

 
29 January 2016 News

We held a fantastic tasting with Christian Seely this week to celebrate Quinta do Noval’s 300th Anniversary . Click here to read Dr. Vino’s recap of the event! 

 
1 October 2015 News

Congratulations to our 7 Top 100 Wineries of 2015, E. Guigal, Le Macchiole, Errazuriz, Domaine des Baumard, Lucien Le Moine, Champagne Bollinger, and Quinta do Noval!

The issue has just been released. Click here to read their profiles!

 
27 August 2015 News

James Suckling’s web site features a post on Quinta do Noval’s 2013 Vintage Port declaration. An excerpt is below. Click here for the link and article

“Quinta do Noval, a famed Port producer from Portugal’s Douro Valley, in a rare move has declared the year 2013 a vintage despite small quantities and a wet harvesting season.

In general, there’s no law regulating declaration of Port vintage, but it is declared from time to time mostly when all the other Port houses decide to do so, usually three to four vintages in a decade. The last three fully declared vintages are 2011, 2007 and 2003.”

 

 

 
23 February 2015 News

In a recent blog post, Christian Seely describes an unforgettable tasting of vintage ports at the Hotel Bel Air in Beverly Hills.  At the tasting there was an extensive range of Vintage Ports from 1963, and then a vertical of Quinta do Noval Nacionals including 1963, 1958, 1962, 1960, and the legendary 1931.

Mr. Seely writes: ” The 1963 Nacional was in another series, and I have to say in another category, as always, astonishingly youthful reserved complex and powerful. And then we tried the other Nacionals, all beautiful and in great condition. The 1960 was particularly lovely, fine delicate and aromatic. And then we finished with the great 1927 from Dow and the astonishing 1931 Quinta do Noval Vintage. I have tasted this wine a few times over the past twenty years, and each time it amazes by its youth, and seems not to grow one whit older.”

The entire piece can be read here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5 February 2015 News

James Suckling included Quinta do Noval in his article “Ports of Call.”  While relishing vintage ports from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, Mr. Suckling recommended five bottles from the more recent but still excellent vintages of 1994 and 2000.  On the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 1994, Mr. Suckling writes, “The tiny-production Noval Nacional was a perfect vintage port in 1994, but the normal bottling is also outstanding, showing wonderful sweetness as well as depth of fruit and flavour. 95 points.”

The complete list of Mr. Suckling’s recommendations can be found here.

 
8 January 2015 News

In case you missed it at the end of 2013…it’s so cold out, we need a warm story, and we certainly need a great glass of port.  Christina Seely celebrating 20 years at Quinta do Noval!

Click here for the full story.

 

 

 
22nd December 2014 News

A recent article on Winesearcher, “The Growing Diversity of Premium Port,” discusses the flowering market for port.  Author Sarah Ahmed writes that, “vintage Port’s quality and value is not the only reason why now is the time to buy Port. Port styles have never been so thrillingly diverse.”  Ms. Ahmed later goes on to describe Quinta do Noval’s 2011 Nacional Vintage Port: “almost impenetrable on the nose, it implodes in the mouth, pulling you along with a rip tide of dark glistening fruit, minerals and spice; firm, sinewy tannins anchor the flavors. A keeper.”

The full piece can be found here.