Pro Version | USD Change Currency | Help | Mobile Site
Advertisement

1978 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, Portugal

Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $299

Search Rank 290 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 290th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 317th

Score: 84  
The Wine-Searcher score of 84/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
16/20  
Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their website.

Price History for 1978 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, Portugal
Loading ...

Grape Variety

Red Port is blended together using a number of grape varieties. The precise identity of these, and the proportion each represents in the final blend, may not be known even to the winemaker. For some growers in the Douro region of Portugal, the ambiguity over what is in their fortified wines is not an attempt to protect some proprietary secret, but rather a matter of reality: they simply don’t know for sure what they have growing in their vineyards.

Because Portugal's wine industry has adopted regulation and legally enforced controls in the past few decades, tradition still has a strong influence on how wines are made and vineyards are managed. Tradition, here, means co-planted varieties and field blends (wines made from whatever combination of varieties happens to occur in the source vineyard). So, while the ...more


Region
  • Vintage Port is the most expensive and prestigious member of the Port family. Though accounting for just 1% of total Port production, Vintage Port commands the most attention and speculation from world wine markets. Vintages are only ‘declared’ when the quality of the fruit, the quantity available and market demand meet. It may take up to two years after harvest for a vintage declaration to be made, and even when one Port shipper judges the conditions sufficient for Vintage Port, other shippers may not necessarily agree. This scenario is highly unusual, though, and has only occurred a handful of times in history.

    ...more
  • Oporto (Porto), Portugal’s second-largest city, is the spiritual home of Port wine. Located in northern Portugal, Oporto marks the point at which the Duoro river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Oporto has been of great historical importance to the European wine trade since the Anglo-Franco trade wars of the 17th century. During that time the London market developed a taste for the dark, 'blackstrap' wines that were shipped out of the city. The old Oporto city center is a...more

  • 1 of 8


    Advertisement
    Site Map About Contact Business Advertising Social