The Vintage Port of Niepoort is an excellent, outstanding port wine from Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional and other red Portuguese grape varieties.
The glass shows a strong opaque violet with a black core. The intense bouquet reveals wonderful aromas of full berry fruit, cassis and floral notes of violet. This is accompanied by hints of dried figs, liquorice and freshly ground white pepper. On the palate, this port wine is wonderfully concentrated with a fantastic acidity structure and firm, compact tannin. The finale comes with an incredible length and floral accents.Vinification of Port
Vintage Niepoort The grapes for this port wine are harvested
manually. The harvest took place in September. The grapes harvested at the beginning of September have a higher acidity - the grapes harvested in the second half of September have a higher ripeness. This gives this port its wonderful concentration, finesse and elegance.
In the Vale de Mendiz wine cellar, the harvested goods (without destemming) are foot tamped in granite warehouses using a traditional method. Over the winter, this wine is now stored in oak barrels (Tonéis) in the Douro Valley. In April, the barrels are brought to Vila Nova de Gaia and the final blend matures for a total of 2 years in oak barrels and wood fodder.
Food recommendation for Niepoort Vintage
This port wine goes wonderfully with blue mold, precious mushroom and strong hard cheese (matured Manchego), fruits and desserts. And always remember: vintage port wine should be decanted!
Awards for the Vintage Port of Niepoort
- Wine Plus: 97 points for 2015
- James Suckling: 95 points for 2015
- Robert M. Parker: 95 points for 2015
|Style of Wine:||Port wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||4,3|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||101,0|
|Region:||Douro & Porto (PT)|
|Sub region:||Porto DOC (POR)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||large wood|
|Grape Variety:||Tempranillo , Tinta Francisca , Tinto Cão , Touriga Franca , Touriga Nacional , Trincadeira Preta|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOC Denominação de Origem Controlada|
|Maturation:||Fuder / Foudre 1000 l|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||24|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , dried fruits , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||samtig , dicht|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Stil:||Alte Welt , komplex|
|Food Pairing:||Desserts , spicy food|
|Glasempfehlung:||Sherry Glass/ Nosing Glass|
|Flaschendesign & Ausstattung:||klassisch|
|Flaschengröße in l:||0,75|
|Alcohol % ABV:||19,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Inverkehrbringer:||Niepoort Vinhos S.A. - Rua Cândido dos Reis 670 - 4400-071 Vila Nova de Gaia - Portugal|