Senior Port of Niepoort is vinified from Sousão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional and other red Portuguese grape varieties.
In the glass shines a wonderful brick red with orange highlights. The expressive bouquet is dominated by red and dried fruits. Especially wild berries and a fine cherry aroma come to the fore. Slow maturation in the wooden barrel creates a noble and refined port that inspires a varied play of flavours. The older wines give this port its wonderful structure, the marriage with the younger wines freshness and complexity. The final comes with an outstanding length.
Vinification of Niepoort Senior Port The grapes are carefully picked
by hand in the individual vineyards of Vale do Pinhão and Ferrão from vines over 30 years old. The harvested material is then tamped with the feet in Lagares using a traditional method and fermented in these. For seven years this port wine is stored in traditional pipas, these are wooden barrels with a capacity of 550 liters, which allow a lively air exchange. In this way, a well-dosed oxidation can develop, which gives this port its special aromas.
Food recommendation for the Port Senior Niepoort
A wonderful accompaniment to strong spicy cheeses - such as Stilton or Roquefort - or dried fruits, cream caramel, apple pie and goose liver terrine. However, this port wine is also a drinking pleasure as an aperitif.
|Type of Wine:||Fortified Wine|
|Style of Wine:||Port wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||3,9|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||101,2|
|Region:||Douro & Porto (PT)|
|Sub region:||Porto DOC (POR)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Gift for customers , Romantic Dinner|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Tempranillo , Tinta Francisca , Tinto Cão , Touriga Franca , Touriga Nacional , Trincadeira Preta|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOC Denominação de Origem Controlada|
|Maturation:||French Oak , Barrique 225 l|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||84|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , modern , complex|
|Food Pairing:||Desserts , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Sherry Glass/ Nosing Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||modern|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||15|
|Alcohol % ABV:||19,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Niepoort Vinhos S.A. - Rua Cândido dos Reis 670 - 4400-071 Vila Nova de Gaia - Portugal|