Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval Branco 2016
Exciting new white wine to the lineup! The Cedro do Noval Branco 2016 gets its name from the emblematic cedar tree that dominates the terrace of Quinta do Noval. Cedro is an authentic expression of the Duoro. The wine is made using carefully selected grapes 100% grown on the highest steeply terraced vineyards in the heart of the Duoro. A blend of 60% Viozinho, and 40% Gouveio with a crystalline appearance and a light golden color. The intense aroma is pure, fresh and mineral with white fruit and a hint of floral. The attack is full and broad, revealing balance, freshness and a long finish.
Dating back to 1715, Quinta do Noval is one of the oldest and best wine estates in Portugal. Although known for centuries for top quality fortified port wines (a stellar reputation which continues today), Noval excitedly released its very first dry red wine in 2004 under the direction of Christian Seely. Since the day he arrived in the Douro, Quinta do Noval director Seely knew that the Douro valley was one of the great vineyard terroirs of the world, and had incredible potential for producing unfortified, dry wines. “We are just at the beginning,” says Seely. “I told my staff when I first started here that we have to aspire to Châteaus Latour, Mouton, Margaux.” Under the ownership of the AXA company, Seely's goals have been met and the wines are thriving...
After a period of ten years spent studying how the Noval vineyards might best produce a dry red wine, Noval released its first vintage, 2004, to rave reviews. “The inaugural, 2004 vintage release hit on all cylinders,” says Kim Marcus of Wine Spectator. “Christian Seely has successfully overseen the renovation of the famed Quinta do Noval Port estate…and is now managing the latest chapter in Noval’s fascinating history: table wines.” The dry red wines made at the estate are from specially selected parcels of new and mature vines around the estate, and blended from four classic port varities: 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. It has become a top seller from the AXA portfolio because of its tremendous quality/value ratio. It is a fruit-forward dry red wine named after the famous 100 year old cedar tree that sits in front of Quinta do Noval, overlooking the Douro and Pinhao rivers.
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