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Port wine: 2003 vintage named “Best Wine in the World”- Italy

After 15 years of studies, world renowned wine expert, Luca Gardini, (Best Sommelier in the World), named Quinta do Noval Silval Vintage Port 2003 the “Best Wine in the World.”

A profile of the selected Port vintage tops the experts’ selection of the 50 best wines of the world in the Enciclopedia del vino, published in Italy, by  Luca Gardini, Pierluigi Gorgoni with journalists Andrea Grignaffini and Marco Pozzali.

The publication includes an interesting new classification of the 3,000 Best Wines & Top 100 world producers.

Produced exclusively in the northern Douro Valley region, the Quinta do Noval Port 2003 vintage, considered a unique wine, is very deep in color, beautifully fresh, well defined, sweet and fruity, very pure and elegant.

The selected vintage is produced in small quantities, only 200 to 250 cases year, or about 1,200 to 5,000 cases per year of declaration. It represents a small number in the Quinta do Noval wine production.

One of its unique characteristics is the usage of grapes from ungrafted vines untouched by Phylloxera found in a small area of the Noval vineyards.

Watch the film about Quinta do Noval here

Check Quinta do Noval’s website here

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Top 50 Best Wines in the World

1) Port Vintage Nacional 2003, Quinta do Noval

2) Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 2008, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

3) Musigny Grand Cru 2008, Domaine Leroy

4) Chambertin Grand Cru 2008, Domaine Leroy

5) La Tache Grand Cru 2008, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

6) Chambertin Gran Cru 2009, Domaine Armand Rousseau

7) Champagne Brut Oenothèque 1996, Dom Pérignon

8) Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2007, Fritz Haag

9) Chateau Margaux 2009, Chateau Margaux

10) Montrachet Grand Cru 2007, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

11) Musigny Grand Cru 2009, Domaine Roumier

12) Montrachet Grand Cru 2007, Domaine Ramonet

13) Corton-Charlemagne rand Cru 2008, Domaine Leroy

14) Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2008, Domaine Coche-Dury

15) Vouvray Cuvée Constance 2009, Domaine Huet

16) Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil 1998, Krug

17) Chateau Latour 2009, Chateau Latour

18) Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2007, Domaine Leflaive

19) Barolo Monprivato Ca’ d’Morissio Riserva 2003, Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio

20) Saumur Champigny Le Bourg 2007, Clos Rougeard

21) Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Sélection de Grains Nobles Trie Spéciale 2007, Domaine Zind Humbrecht

22) Riesling Niederhauser Hermannshohle Trockenbeerenauslese 2009, Donnhoff

23) Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2004, Domaine d’Auvenay

24) Chateau d’Yquem 2008, Chateau d’Yquem

25) Barolo Monfortino Riserva 2002, Giacomo Conterno

26) Petrus 2009, Chateau Petrus

27) Chateau Ausone 2009, Chateau Ausone

28) Hermitage Rouge 2005, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

29) Cuvée d’Or Pinot Gris Altenbourg Quintessence de Grains Nobles 2008, Domaine Weinbach

30) Chateauneuf-du-pape Réserve des Célestins 2004, Henri Bonneau

31) Champagne Extra brut R.D. 1999, Bollinger

32) Chateau Lafleur 2009, Chateau Lafleur

33) Barolo 2006, Bartolo Mascarello

34) Musigny Grand Cru 2008, Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

35) Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2009, Chateau Mouton Rothschild

36) Chablis Grand Cru Le Clos 2007, Domaine Raveneau

37) Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux 2009, Domaine Emmanuel Rouget

38) Shiraz Hill of Grace 2006, Henschke

39) Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2009, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild

40) Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese GoldKapsel 2009, Joh. Jos. Prum

41) Chambertin Grand Cru Clos de bèze Vieilles Vignes 2009, Dominique Laurent

42) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004, Case Basse – Gianfranco Soldera

43) Richebourg Grand Cru 2009, Domaine Anne Gros

44) Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2004, Bruno Giacosa

45) Champagne brut Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1999, Pol Roger

46) Westhofener Brunnenhauschen Abtserde Riesling Trocken Grosses gewachs 2009, Weingut Keller

47) Grand Cru Chambertin Grand Cru 2009, Domaine Trapet Pèere & Fils

48) Scharzhofberger Riesling trockenbeerenauslese 2005, Egon Muller

49) Ribera del Duero Unico 2000, Vega Sicilia

50) Barolo Cannubi S.Lorenzo – Ravera 2006, Giuseppe Rinaldi