The Rebirth of Quinta do Noval

The historic Port house displays a sterling track Record under Christian Seely’s 25-year tenure
The Rebirth of Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval’s 353 acres of terraced vineyards rise more than a thousand feet above the Douro River. (© Quinta do Noval - om design)
From the Nov 15, 2018, issue

At Quinta do Noval, managing director Christian Seely is proving that Port, just as any other great wine, fortified or not, is shaped inexorably by its terroir. By merging tradition with modernity over a 25-year run, he has put this property back among the elite Port producers. It's fitting that Noval would assert itself as a standard-bearer not just for quality Vintage Port but for terroir as well. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth explains.

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