Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2012. Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port‏

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A Special Vintage Port from one of the great makers


Quinta do Noval made the unusual decision of declaring the back-to-back vintages (2012 and 2011), following the almost universal declaration of the 2011 vintage. Managing Director Christian Seeley says that Noval "has always marched to the beat of its own drum. Our approach is very clear: When we are convinced that we have a wine of sufficient quality to merit a declaration as Quinta do Noval, we do so, 2012 is an outstanding example of this". "We are a small Port producer that always concentrates on quality rather than quantity" Seeley added. "With vines and terroir like this, we do not always have to run with the crowd. We have an independence and reputation that allows us to be somewhat idiosyncratic - if the wine is right" : The World of Fine Wine Issue 45.


The 2012 is a blend of 70% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca and 5 % Tinto Cão. The grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in traditional lagares with temperature control at 28°C. It was then matured for 18 months in wooden barrels. As you can read below, this seductively textured wine is a class act and what's more, it's a wine that can be enjoyed upon release (though will mature for a generation or two). It's classic Noval in the sense that it is so pure, fresh and elegant. A beautiful VP at a terrific price - considerably less expensive than the 2011. Just 1,000 cases produced of this limited release.

Noval 2012 VP
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2012
$150.00 a Bottle
Case of 12 Bottles $1620.00
Wine Anorak: Vivid aromatic nose of pure black cherry and blackberry fruit, with lovely purity and some floral overtones. Quite classic. Concentrated, dark palate with ripe spicy black fruits and notes of chocolate, plums, cedar, olive and tar. Great purity of fruit and nice density. Should age beautifully in a linear direction. 94 Points


To view and order the Port on our website click here.

You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email sales@grandmillesime.com.au. 


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Grand Millesime Pty Ltd

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South Yarra

Vic 3141


Phone: (03) 9326 5737

Fax: (03) 9326 6744




9-Bottle Collection of Aged Quinta do Vesuvio Ports 

Here's an offer for one lucky Port Lover.


We have one set of Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Ports from the 1990's.


It comprises one bottle of every vintage from 1990 to 1999 (the 1993 was not made as far as I know).


There are nine bottles in total.


These Ports are not on our website. Email me at darren@grandmillesime.com.au or phone the office on Monday on (03) 9326 5737. The first to act will secure this interesting (and very hard to duplicate) parcel.


One only!





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