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Cedro Do Noval Douro DOC 2009

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Deep purple colour. Open, bright and fruity on the nose. Spicy, smooth and pure, this is a ripe but well balanced wine of great freshness. Producer's Notes Cedro do Noval is fruit-forward, with refreshing acidity and ready to drink at present. Cedro is a reference to the famous 100 year old cedar tree that sits next to the Quinta, overlooking the Pinhao and Douro rivers. Cedro do Noval is a blended wine using the noble grape varieties of Douro and Syrah. The first Syrah grapes were planted in 2000. Syrah adapts perfectly to Douro and expresses the characteristics of the soil rather than its specific varietal flavour. Reviews & Accolades 92 points: The 2009 Cedro Do Noval is 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Syrah (just a dollop this year) and 10% Tinta Roriz. It is “Duriense” instead of Douro because of the Syrah. In Noval’s lineup, this is quickly becoming the one to grab, because the quality is high and the price is low. It is becoming a repetitive overachiever. Despite containing only 10% Syrah, it has that trademark Syrah earthiness on the nose. Tightly wound, crisp and earthy, it is beautifully wrought and quite ageworthy. Juicy and remarkably flavorful on the finish, thanks to the acidity, it is a fine achievement at this price level and one of the better values in the vintage... (Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, December 2012)

Region: Portugal » Douro

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  • 2009

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Winery: Quinta do Noval
Color: Red
Varietal: Touriga Nacional
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Quinta do Noval:
Quinta do Noval is situated in the very heart of the Douro valley, in the Cima Corgo, just two kilometres from the small town of Pinhão. As you approach the entrance to the quinta from Pinhão, you will see the famous broad terraces of Quinta do Noval on the right. The Quinta, which is principally situated in the valley of the small Pinhao river, a tributary of the Douro, has approximately 145 h... Read more
Quinta do Noval is situated in the very heart of the Douro valley, in the Cima Corgo, just two kilometres from the small town of Pinhão. As you approach the entrance to the quinta from Pinhão, you will see the famous broad terraces of Quinta do Noval on the right. The Quinta, which is principally situated in the valley of the small Pinhao river, a tributary of the Douro, has approximately 145 hectares of vines, ranging in altitude from 100 metres, at the level of the Pinhao river, to 350 metres at the summit of the valley. The Quinta is approached by a long drive, covered by trellised vines. This is the first view of the quinta that you see as you drive up. Read less

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Deep purple colour. Open, bright and fruity on the nose. Spicy, smooth and pure, this is a ripe but well balanced wine of great freshness. Producer's Notes Cedro do Noval is fruit-forward, with refreshing acidity and ready to drink at present. Cedro is a reference to the famous 100 year old cedar tree that sits next to the Quinta, overlooking the Pinhao and Douro rivers. Cedro do Noval is a blended wine using the noble grape varieties of Douro and Syrah. The first Syrah grapes were planted in 2000. Syrah adapts perfectly to Douro and expresses the characteristics of the soil rather than its specific varietal flavour. Reviews & Accolades 92 points: The 2009 Cedro Do Noval is 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, 10% Syrah (just a dollop this year) and 10% Tinta Roriz. It is “Duriense” instead of Douro because of the Syrah. In Noval’s lineup, this is quickly becoming the one to grab, because the quality is high and the price is low. It is becoming a repetitive overachiever. Despite containing only 10% Syrah, it has that trademark Syrah earthiness on the nose. Tightly wound, crisp and earthy, it is beautifully wrought and quite ageworthy. Juicy and remarkably flavorful on the finish, thanks to the acidity, it is a fine achievement at this price level and one of the better values in the vintage... (Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, December 2012)

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