Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Porto
Appellation: Porto
Wine type: Port
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: Touriga Nacional,Touriga Franca,Tinto Cão,Tinta Francisca,Tinta Amarela,Sousão,Tinta Roriz and others
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: The vineyards used for this tawny are Vinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhao and Ferrao all in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro. The average age of the vines is in excess of 60 years old.
Orientation: Each of the vineyards has a different orientation.
Soil: Schist
Viticulture: practicing organic, harvest is done by hand
Vinification: foot trodden in lagares
Aging: The wine is aged in small old casks (550L) in their cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia over many years. The balanced marriage of the different characteristics and diverse ages is the art of the Niepoort master blender Jose Nogueira.
Notes: Brick red/brown appearance interspersed with Orange hues with good depth of color. Fabulous aromas of crystalized fruit and dried apricots which come through on the palate along with a smooth well integrated nutty alcoholic character on the finish.
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 92
A vibrant tawny, with a rich array of dried citrus, apricot and hazelnut flavors that are backed by plenty of fresh acidity. Features white chocolate on the finish. Drink now.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 93 (WE)
A deliciously satisfying wood-aged Port. It has an intense fruitiness, with layers of acidity and oxidated notes. It’s concentrated, yet shows lightness and poise. Wine Enthusiast