The vineyards that produce the grapes for port wine cling to the steep hillsides in the winding valleys of the Douro river in Northern Portugal. In the heart of this beautiful region lie the vineyards of Quinta do Noval, where great Port has been produced since 1715. A fresh, full bodied wine with rich intense fruit on the palate, aged in wooden vats before bottling, Noval Ruby Port is the perfect port for informal every day drinking, as an aperitif or dessert wine. Tasting notes A bright ruby color, with an intense, youthful nose reminiscent of wild cherries. Well-balanced on the palate, it displays intense fruit and good length. Technical notes A deep colored, peppery wine full of fresh fruit flavo rs. Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesca and Tinta Barroca are the major grape varieties, all from traditional suppliers. The Quinta do Noval Fine Ruby is vinified by pump-over in stainless steel, and then aged 2 to 3 years in oak.