NOVAL - Silval Vintage 2003Port
Definition: This wine is declared only in very good years and is made in the traditional way. Having spent 18 months in oak casks, the wine is allowed to develop in the bottle, it will throw a deposit and need decanting. The Silval Vintage combines power, complexity and concentration with a forward, fruity style making it approachable when quite young.
Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional; Tinto Ca Touriga Francesa; Tinta Roriz; Tinta Barroca.
Vineyard Location: The wine was made from grapes of Quinta do Noval and other selected grade A vineyards in the Cima Corgo in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Barrel Type: Used wood barrels of 640 litres or larger.
Barrel Time: 20 months in wooden barrels in the air-conditioned cellars of the Quinta, at the demarcated region of the Douro Valley before bottling. It should age in bottle for 8 to 12 years before attaining the complexity and bouquet characteristic of a Vintage.