Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Appellation: Douro
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & others
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Several old vineyards. The wine is a "field blend" wine with Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz taking the lead role - but there are around 35 different varieties in the blend. 60 - 120 year old vines.
Orientation: 100-400 meters above sea level.
Soil: Schist
Viticulture: Practicing organic and Hand harvested
Vinification: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and stone lagares using wild yeasts. The grapes are foot trodden.
Aging: 21 months in French oak casks of 228 liters.
Production: 28,493 bottles
Notes: With Redoma, Niepoort tries every year to express what they consider the Douro character. The edgy tannins represent the wilderness and the steepness of the vineyards, the strong character results from the mountain viticulture; the mineral notes express the schist soils and the rich aromas express the sunny summer days. Redoma was the first Douro still wine produced by Niepoort in 1991. Many things have changed since then in the Douro but Redoma has kept its character.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 93 (Suckling)