Niepoort Porto Crusted Douro - Mercearia do Vinho

Niepoort Porto Crusted Douro


The Crusted Port complements the Niepoort Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage style. Traditionally, Crusted Port is selected from wines of Vintage quality, from two or three harvests, undergoes no fining or filtration prior to bottling and is released three years after bottling. The majority of this Crusted Port bottled in 2014 comes from the Niepoort Pisca vineyard and several vineyards in Vale de Mendiz harvested in 2012, along with a couple of small vineyard parcels from Casal de Loivos high up above Pinhão from the 2013 harvest. Grapes were foot-trodden with 100% stems in lagares in Vale de Mendiz prior to being aged in large old wooden vats in our cellars. The production was small, with a total of 10 000 Litres. Brilliant red appearance and deep brick red on the rim, fine aroma of dark fruits of the forest and bitter chocolate; on the palate, grainy tannins dominate. It is worth pointing out that at this moment in time the exuberance of the wine dominates and the elegant style is very enticing to drink right now, however, as it has a fine structure, we believe this will allow it to gain some fabulous bottle age over several decades.

Type: Porto Ruby
Grape: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Producer: Niepoort
Serve: 16˚- 18˚
Alcohol/Vol: 19,5%
Size: 75cl

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