Fabelhaft RoséFabelhaft Rosé

There has been a desire to create a Fabelhaft Rosé since the launch of the Fabelhaft 2002, red, and the Fabelhaft 2010, white. This first example is notable for being from a very particular year when the harvest began early, providing rosés of great aromatic freshness. The grapes come from high altitudes in the Cima Corgo subregion, in order to obtain a light-coloured, fresh and mineral rosé. Fabelhaft is a fun rosé to celebrate good times at the table with friends, and is perfect for summer afternoons!

Vinification

The harvest began on the 19th August, earlier than usual, in order to safeguard acidity levels and avoid high alcohol levels. The year was particularly productive, around 25% more than the previous year. The decision to start harvesting earlier turned out to be the right one, since all the main vines had been harvested before heavy rain began to fall on the 27th September.

The harvest of the Fabelhaft Rosé began on the 2nd September. The grapes were transported in perforated 23kg crates and, after judicious selection at the sorting table, they were channelled by gravity into stainless steel presses where they remained for a few hours. After contact with the skins for a short period of time, the liquid phase fermented slowly with the fine lees for 7 months at a very low temperature. The wine was bottled on the 1st April 2014.

Tasting Notes

Very light and bright salmon-coloured, it reveals a forest fruit aroma and good floral notes. Great aromatic intensity, fresh and elegant. With a good fullness on the palate and driven by good acidity, it is a tasty rosé to drink when young. A very elegant finish, with red fruits and mineral notes.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

2 September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Partial

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

April 2014

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

17.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.1

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.4

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.36

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.36

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

14

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

50

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9886

Food Suggestions

Simply boiled seafood, light fish and white meat. Vegetarian suggestions: dishes with tubers (turnip, yam, beetroot), Caesar salad and cheese dishes.

There has been a desire to create a Fabelhaft Rosé since the launch of the Fabelhaft 2002, red, and the Fabelhaft 2010, white. The 2014 edition is notable for being from a very particular year when the harvest began early, providing rosés of great aromatic freshness. The grapes come from high altitudes in the Cima Corgo subregion, in order to obtain a light-coloured, fresh and mineral rosé. Fabelhaft is a fun rosé to celebrate good times at the table with friends, and is perfect for summer afternoons!

Vinification

The viticultural year of 2014 at Quinta de Nápoles was characterised as a year of lower quantity but higher quality. Everything indicated an early year, due to the large amount of water accumulated during the winter and spring. The maturation phase occurred early and allowed the beginning of the harvest in August. At Quinta de Nápoles most parcels were harvested over a period of good weather between 23 August and 21 September.

The harvest of the parcel where Fabelhaft Rosé 2014 comes from began on the 5th September. The grapes come from vineyards around 30 years. All the grapes went through a judicious selection at the sorting table, they were channelled by gravity into stainless steel presses where they remained for a few hours. After contact with the skins for a short period of time, the liquid phase fermented slowly with the fine lees for 7 months at a very low temperature. The wine was bottled on the 5th March 2015.

Tasting Notes

Very light and vivid salmon-coloured, it reveals a red fruit and forest fruit aroma. Very young aroma, with fresh and elegant profile. Being a tasty rosé to drink while young, it is very vibrant and intense on the palate. Perfect as aperitif, as well as with light dishes. A very elegant finish, with red fruits and mineral notes.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

Early September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Partial

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

March 2015

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

18

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.1

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.37

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.06

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.37

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

36

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

80

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9888

Food Suggestions

Simply boiled seafood, light fish and white meat. Vegetarian suggestions: dishes with tubers (turnip, yam, beetroot), Caesar salad and cheese dishes.

There has been a desire to create a Fabelhaft Rosé since the launch of the Fabelhaft red 2002, and the white 2010. The grapes come from 30 year old vines located in high areas of Cima Corgo, in order to obtain a light-coloured, fresh and mineral Rosé. Fabelhaft is a fun rosé, perfect to share with friends in hot summer afternoons!

Vinification

The weather conditions of the viticultural year 2015 were very favourable, with sun, a warm temperature and low humidity, allowing a homogeneous vegetative growth. One of the particular features of this year was the vineyard ability to remain hydrated during ripening. In late August, early September, the basal leaves still remained green and moist, with hydrated berries and a thick, firm skin. The balance of the musts, the softness of the tannins, and the intense colour concentration indicate that this can be an exceptional year for Doc Douro Wines.

The grapes went through a judicious selection at the sorting table and were channelled by gravity into stainless steel presses where they remained for a few hours. After contact with the skins for a short period of time, the liquid phase fermented slowly with the fine lees for 7 months at low temperature. It was bottled in May 2016.

Tasting Notes

Very light and vivid salmon-coloured, it reveals a flower, red fruit and forest fruit delicate aroma. It is a Rosé with fresh and elegant profile to drink while young. On the palate, it is very vibrant and intense. Perfect as aperitif, as well as with light dishes. Light and refreshing finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

Early September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Partial

Fermentation

Inox

Bottled

May 2016

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel

Alcohol (%)

12

Food Suggestions

Simply boiled seafood, light fish and white meat. Vegetarian suggestions: dishes with tubers (turnip, yam, beetroot), Caesar salad and cheese dishes.

There has been a desire to create a Fabelhaft Rosé since the launch of the Fabelhaft red 2002, and the white 2010. The grapes come from 30 year old vines located in high areas of Cima Corgo, in order to obtain a light-coloured, fresh and mineral Rosé. Fabelhaft is a fun rosé, perfect to share with friends in hot summer afternoons!

Vinification

2018 was a relatively cool year up until August, with the coolest July recorded in the 21st century. The vines seemed to be developing relatively late, with a delay of about 3 weeks compared to 2017. The first days of August brought a sudden spike in temperatures: the 4th of August was the hottest year to date this century. As a result, the berries ripened slowly during the month of September. The water stress caused the vines to produce musts with low alcohols and good phenolic ripeness, as well as good complexity and minerality.

Tasting Notes

De tonalidade salmão muito ligeira, mostra um perfil aromático muito atlântico, lembrando maresia. Floral e com alguma fruta vermelha, é um Rosé com perfil fresco e elegante para se beber novo. No palato mostra-se muito vibrante e com boa acidez. É perfeito para aperitivo ou para refeições mais ligeiras. Final de boca leve e refrescante.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles e others small vines

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca and others varieties

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

Setembro

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Sim

Fermentation

Em Cubas de Inox

Bottled

Março 2019

Ageing

6 meses em cuba de inox

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

18.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.2

Alcohol (%)

13.8

pH

3.46

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.5

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

19

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

105

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.98

Production

4600 garrafas

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven-baked fish, poultry and other white meats. Vegetarian pairings: dishes based on root vegetables (turnips, sweet potato and beetroot), Caesar salad, cheese.

Bottle

Box

31 16 × 6 7400 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 100 Boxes

There has been a desire to create a Fabelhaft Rosé since the launch of the Fabelhaft red 2002, and the white 2010. The grapes come from 30 year old vines located in high areas of Cima Corgo, in order to obtain a light-coloured, fresh and mineral Rosé. Fabelhaft is a fun rosé, perfect to share with friends in hot summer afternoons!

Vinification

2018 was a relatively cool year up until August, with the coolest July recorded in the 21st century. The vines seemed to be developing relatively late, with a delay of about 3 weeks compared to 2017. The first days of August brought a sudden spike in temperatures: the 4th of August was the hottest year to date this century. As a result, the berries ripened slowly during the month of September. The water stress caused the vines to produce musts with low alcohols and good phenolic ripeness, as well as good complexity and minerality.

Tasting Notes

De tonalidade salmão muito ligeira, mostra um perfil aromático muito atlântico, lembrando maresia. Floral e com alguma fruta vermelha, é um Rosé com perfil fresco e elegante para se beber novo. No palato mostra-se muito vibrante e com boa acidez. É perfeito para aperitivo ou para refeições mais ligeiras. Final de boca leve e refrescante.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles e others small vines

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca and others varieties

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

Setembro

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Sim

Fermentation

Em Cubas de Inox

Bottled

April 2020

Ageing

6 meses em cuba de inox

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

19

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2

Alcohol (%)

12.7

pH

3.35

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.1

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

25

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

83

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.989

Production

10 000 Bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven-baked fish, poultry and other white meats. Vegetarian pairings: dishes based on root vegetables (turnips, sweet potato and beetroot), Caesar salad, cheese.

Suitable for Vegans

yes

Bottle

Box

31 16 23 × 6 7400 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 100 Boxes