This wine is an outstanding example of the Noval style. It is treated exactly the same as Vintage Port: it comes only from noble grape varieties from the Quinta, foot-trodden grapes and is not filtered. What distinguishes it is the fact that it ages for four or five years in barrels, instead of two years like Vintage Port.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Sousão.
The grapes are trodden by foot in the presses to obtain the must, and then macerated during fermentation to obtain the best possible extraction of the polyphenolic components. Short fermentation of 3 days.
The wine ages for 5 years in Portuguese and brown oak barrels, instead of the 2 years of a classic Vintage Port. This explains its name «Late Bottled Vintage». A longer aging in oak helps the development of a smoother wine and gives it its very accessible style, ready to drink as soon as it is bottled.
LBV 2016 Unfiltered is a delicious Port, rich and complex with delicious notes of blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberry mixed with spices. A minty freshness and dark chocolate add to the whole. This concentrated wine has a broad, rounded texture that leads to a long, savory aftertaste.
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- Alcohol Content
- 75 CL