1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port Wine is a wine that confirms something, a wine is great because of the quality of the grapes, the character of the year and because of the place they come from. These things are far more important than anything we may do either in the vineyard or in the winery.We vinify the Nacional in the same way as the other grapes from the rest of the Quinta do Noval vineyard: foot treading in stone lagares, a simple if laborious procedure, and the result is always something very different for the Nacional wine compared with the wine from the rest of the Quinta.
The Vintage Nacional is what it is because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we may do in the winery.
This is one of the finest Ports ever. The spirit is just so clean and fruit youthful and defined. It loaded with black fruits and liquorice and is sweet, round and perfectly balanced. It is a wine that is juvenile and perhaps several decades away from its eventual apogee.
The world’s most highly prized Port
Owing to this extremely low level of production, the Vintage Nacional is sold only in very small quantities. The bottle of Vintage Nacional which reaches the market from time to time is sold at a very high price, a reflection of the exceptional quality and rarity of this, the world’s most highly prized Port.