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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Quinta do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 1998
Quinta do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 1998
(search item no. 78828)

PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep rich brick red colour, ripe vigorous and fruity nose. A smooth and velvety mouthful of fresh red fruits, with a solid tannic structure and a long harmonious finish. Having been spared the filtration process this wine has more depth of colour, richness of fruit and intensity of bouquet than standard LBVs. Ideally to be served as an accompaniment to cheese, dessert, or on its own at the end of a meal. This wine is unfilterd and will continue to develop in the bottle. As a result it may throw a light deposit and need decanting.
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About Quinta do Noval:

Although the property of Quinta do Noval first appeared in land registries in 1715, its history as a premium Port producer truly began when it was bought and renovated by the distinguished Port shipper, António José da Silva. His work was continued by his son-in-law, Luiz Vasconcelos Porto, who ran the company for three decades, transforming the old narrow terraces into the wide whitewashed ones seen today, which allowed for better use of space and more exposure to the sun. There were several other innovations which were considered revolutionary in their time, but which have subsequently become traditions:

 Noval was the first to introduce stencilled bottles in the 1920s.

 Noval pioneered the concept of Old Tawnies with an indication of age.

 In 1958, Noval was the first to introduce a late-bottled vintage (LBV).