Quinta do Noval

Cedro do Noval VR Duriense 2016

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 2017 vintage is composed of 55 % Touriga Nacional, 25 % Syrah, 15 % Touriga Franca, 5 % Tinto Cão. The wine is vinified through pump overs in stainless steel vats, with temperatures held at 82 degrees Farenheit. Aging is in French oak casks (12% new) for approximately 10 months.

Tasting Noe

It reveals a dense red colour. Opulent and spicy aromas on the nose, followed by chewy flavours of chocolate, spice and dark plum. Firm acidity throughout, and finishes with beautiful fruit and slight smokeness.

-Carlos Agrellos, Technical Director

Color

Red

Appellation

Vinho Regional Duriense

Alcohol

14%

Suggested Retail Price

$24

Reviews

"Fresh dark berries and plums"

James Suckling - “Brambly, leafy aromas with red berries on offer. The palate has a smooth delivery of fresh dark berries and plums. A juicy, smooth and even run to the fresh and flavorful finish."

"Elegant, concentrated red"

Wine Spectator - “Cherry and boysenberry notes are interwoven with floral, cassis and cedar details in this elegant, concentrated red, with mineral elements lingering into the plush finish. Touriga Franca, Syrah, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cão and Donzelinho Tinto."

Trade Materials

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