Noval 2011 Late Bottle Vintage Port
Noval's LBV is a serious glass of port, one that truly behaves like an approachable vintage port. It is a port of only one harvest, produced in quality years that allow the development of full body, aroma and palate. Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesca and Touriga Nacional are the major grape varieties, and all grapes are trodden by foot and fermented in the lageres at Quinta do Noval. The wine is then aged 4 and a half years in old wooden vats of various sizes. A deep, rich brick red color, the nose is ripe, vigorous and fruity. The palate delivers a mouthful of fresh red fruits, with a solid tannic structure and a long, harmonious finish.