Quinta do Noval

Cedro do Noval VR Duriense 2015

Vinho Regional Duriense

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Charm and accessibility in an authentically Douro style. Named after the emblematic cedar tree that dominates the terrace of Quinta do Noval, Cedro do Noval is an authentic expression of the Douro. Principally made up of classic Portuguese varieties, it also contains a proportion of Syrah, which rounds out the fruit and gives the wine enormous charm and accessibility.

 

 

Vineyard

Noval’s dry table wines are from specially selected parcels of new and mature vines around the spectacular estate, and blended from four classic port varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tintao Cão, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. True to its long history of continuous innovation, Noval has also been among the first to experiment with Rhone varieties in the Douro, with Syrah from estate plantings being blended into the Cedro do Noval.

Winemaking

Cedro is typically a blend of several of the noble Portuguese varieties and some experimental plots. The wine is vinified through pump overs in stainless steel vats, with temperatures held at 82 degrees Farenheit. Aging is in French oak casks for approximately 14 months.

Vintage

In 2013, the blend is 50% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca and 30% Syrah. This Syrah component means the wine is not classified as Douro DOC, but Vinho Regional Duriense; all the fruit, however, comes from the Noval vineyards.

Color

Red

Appellation

Vinho Regional Duriense

Suggested Retail Price

$24

Reviews

"another gorgeous Cedro"

Robert Parker Wine Advocate - “The 2015 Cedro do Noval, a Duriense appellation because of the 30% Syrah, also has 30% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz and 5% Tinto Cão. It was aged for 18 months in French oak of varying ages (only 25% new). Another gorgeous Cedro, often one of the nice value points in Noval’s lineup, this is silky and flavorful, with mid-palate finesse and a very fresh conclusion. It is a lovely 2015, a little understated, but it is filled with fruit flavor, while always retaining its freshness.” - Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Trade Materials

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