Noble & Murat 2015 Vintage Port, Douro DOC

Noble & Murat 2015 Vintage Port, Douro DOC

Item Number: 13755

UPC: 5-600197298928

Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Sub Region: Douro
Appellation/AVA: Porto DOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 90% Field Blend / 10% Touriga Naçional
Type: Wine - Fortified
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 20
Soil Type: Schist
Elevation: 500 to 650 feet
Case Production: 1,000

Noble & Murat is one of the newest established port houses with the oldest growing history. Antonio Taveira’s family has a long history of precision hand-harvesting, distinguished sourcing, and methodical vinification. For decades they have provided grapes for Taylor’s, Croft, Sandeman’s among others, but now they have decided to keep the best grapes for their own wines. They are breathing new life into the illustrious Noble & Murat brand, whose tradition as a port house started over a century and half ago in 1831.

Winemaking Notes: Traditional foot trodding occurs in lagares where bunches are destemmed, but fermentation occurs adding back stems in layers. Fermentation is arrested with Spanish Moscato based grape spirit, which lends elegance. This wine is aged two to three years in 150 year-old seasoned chestnut vats, then rests in stainless steel before bottling.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (12/19/2020)

    Juicy and engaging, with an ebullient mix of blueberry, plum and raspberry pâte de fruit notes bouncing through, laced liberally with anise and ganache details. A light briar hint gives the finish some grip and contrast. Best from 2030 through 2045. 500 cases made, 60 cases imported.