Quinta do Noval

Touriga Nacional 2018

Douro DOC

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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 the Quinta in any given year.

Vineyard

This wine is entirely made with Touriga Nacional, from the Quinta do Noval vineyard in the heart of the Douro valley.

Winemaking

This wine is fermented in stainless steel vats for a period of 10 days, where it then undergoes malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine is aged in wooden barrels for 11 months, with 30% in new French oak barrels.

Vintage

After a dry winter, 2018 was marked by a very cold temperatures and high rainfall until mid-summer, and a hot, dry end of summer. Budbreak started late and in good condition. Following a long, summery period, high temperatures and water stress were optimum for the anthocyanic richness of the skins and ideal ripening of the grapes. The sanitary state of the grapes was excellent at harvest time. Harvest took place from 5 September to 13 October in good weather conditions, with high temperatures and no rain. It produced high quality wines.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacionale

Appellation

Douro DOC

Alcohol

14.1%

Suggested Retail Price

$50

Reviews

"Silky and precise"

Wine Advocate (90+) - September 23, 2020

"The 2018 Touriga Nacional was aged for 11 months in 30% new French barriques. It comes in at 14.1% alcohol. Fragrant and chock-full of blue-fruit flavors, this elegant Touriga is fresh and lifted, lively and easy to drink at the table. Silky and precise, this tightens notably with aeration. When it comes around, it should be a very graceful and expressive Touriga." 

Trade Materials

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