Quinta do Noval

Cedro do Noval Branco 2019

Douro Valley, Portugal


Named after the emblematic cedar tree that dominates Quinta do Noval’s terrace, Cedro do Noval is an authentic expression of the Douro. It is made at Quinta do Noval using carefully selected grapes 100 % grown on the highest steeply terraced vineyards of Quinta do Noval, in the heart of the Douro Valley, in Northern Portugal.


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.


Cedro do Noval is a blended wine using noble white grape varieties of the Douro Valley; the 2019 Vintage is compromised of Viosinho and Gouveio. The fermentation is done at 100% in French oak barrels, with 20 % of new barrels, for a period of 21 days. The wine does not undergo any malolactic fermentation, but is aged in French oak barrels, with 20% of new barrels, for about 6 months. Bâtonnage occured once a week for 3 months.

Tasting Note

“Cedro do Noval white 2019 is a blend and presents a clear light golden color. The aroma is intense, fresh, slightly mineral with layers of fruit, floral notes and oak undertones. On the palate it is full and reveals all its freshness through a refreshing acidity and a long aftertaste. Excellent wine to match grilled fish and poultry.” – Carlos Agrellos, Technical Director




Douro Valley, Portugal



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"A spicy white"

Wine Spectator - January 14, 2021

"A spicy white with elements of pineapple and warm peach that are detailed with baking spice, lemon oil and tarragon notes. Savory hints of herb and mineral join in on the finish. Viosinho and Gouveio."

"Peach flavors to the delicate floral scents"

Wine & Spirits - February 11, 2021

"This blend of viosinho and gouveio ferments and ages in French Oak barrels (20% new), tightening up the structure of the wine. Everything about it is pale, from the peach flavors to the delicate floral scents and the lemony acidity. The wine's long schist savor will accompany bolinhos de bacalhau or a more substantial main course."

Trade Materials

Other Wines by this Producer

Touriga Nacional

Douro DOC

Intense and concentrated, with fine tannic structure, Touriga Nacional is distinguished by its delicacy, a characteristic of the Quinta do Noval style. It is the product of a strict selection from the best lots produced by our Quinta in any given year.

Branco Reserva

Douro Valley, Portugal

An authentic white wine with the ambitious to represent the best white wine produced in the Douro Valley. It is derived from a strict selection of the best batches of the Quinta’s various indigenous grape varieties. Rich and structured, it is outstanding for its finesse and intensity

Cedro do Noval

Douro Valley, Portugal

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.

Late Bottled Vintage Single Vineyard Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

This wine is a remarkable example of the Noval style. Treated exactly like a Vintage Port with only noble grape varieties that sourced exclusively from estate vineyards, trodden by foot and unfiltered. This expression differs in its extended aging, seeing five years in casks instead of the typical two years for Vintage Ports. Definitely an LBV with a difference, this wine has fine structured tannins, great freshness and purity of fruit. It is delicious to drink today, but will age beautifully in its bottle.

Nacional Vintage Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

The legend. A small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera.

Vintage Port

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterised by its purity of fruit and a fine, delicate quality that is typical of the wines of the property in general, but which finds its most remarkable and enduring expression in the Vintage Ports.

Tawny 40 Year Old Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

Noval was the first port house to introduce blended tawnies with an indication of average age. Their eldest offering, the Noval Tawny 40 Year Old Port, is a remarkable representation of the quintessence of the Noval Tawny style: a profoundly concentrated and complex old wine, the memory of the house.

Tawny 20 Year Old Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

Noval 20 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured in oak casks, with an average age of 20 years. Irresistible freshness with all the complexity of age. Harmonious and balanced, fine, elegant and long, with all the aromatic complexity typical of Noval Tawny Ports.

Tawny 10 Year Old Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

Noval 10 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured in oak casks, with an average age of 10 years.  It’s a perfect expression of the Noval Tawny style. It has acquired the classical attributes of an old Tawny Port, while at the same time retaining much of the freshness and fruit of its youth.