Noval Extra Dry White, Quinta do Noval
Pale straw in colour with an intense and fruity bouquet of stone fruit and honeysuckle. The palate shows tropical fruit and floral notes of elderflower and honeysuckle. The wine has a fine balance between alcohol, sweetness and acidity giving the wine freshness. With a long
and pleasant finish
Quinta do Noval is widely regarded as one of the leading lights in Port and has always done things a little differently. Situated just outside Pinhão in the heart of the Douro valley, Quinta do Noval is a single estate Port shipper with a focus on quality, terroir driven Ports and wines. Acquired by AXA Millésimes in 1992, the estate undertook an extensive replanting and regeneration programme under the leadership of Christian Seely that has furthered its reputation as one of the top producers in the region.
The grapes for Noval white come from traditional suppliers from the most northerly and highest alititude areas of the Douro DO. These cooler regions are more suited for growing white grapes. The vines have an average age of 20 years, planted on schist soil and trained in the guyot method. 50% of the grapes are fermented with pellicular maceration, the other 50% are fermented in temperature controlled closed stainless steel tanks at between 18 and 20⁰C. 90% of the wine is then aged in old wooden vats for two years and blended with 10% from stainless steel before bottling.