Gestolen Fiets StraatenGestolen Fiets Straaten

After the successful introduction in 2004 of Gestolen Fiets, drawn by Willem Holtrop, the well-known Dutch artist Peter van Straaten designed an entire new label in 2014. Famous for his oneliners in this new cartoon he suggests an entire story that is entirely up to the reader to interpret.

Vinification

The 2013 harvest began on August 19, earlier than usual, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity and avoid high alcoholic degrees. The year was more productive, about 25% when compared to the previous year. The decision to start harvest earlier turned out to be wise, since the main vineyards had already been harvested before it started raining intensely on September 27.

The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness, with high acidity contents and balanced sugar levels; after selection, the stalk was total. The fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with 8-15 days of skin maceration. 15% of the wine was aged in French oak used barrels for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Very vivid ruby color, of medium concentration. Vibrant in the nose, scented with a fresh and very expressive aroma in the wild fruit notes. Spices and tea leaves harmoniously linked with a balsamic profile, originate a complex and captivating aroma. In the mouth, more elegant than the previous edition, has a markedly mineral profile. With a good mouth volume, young, with good acidity and soft tannins, is a feel like tasting wine, without being heavy thanks to its balance. Long finish, with a very refreshing mineral flavor.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

10 to 40 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and others

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrels and stainless steel vats

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

September 2014

Ageing

12 months in French oak barrels (20%) and stainless steel vats (80%)

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

28.7

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.72

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.6

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

28

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

69

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9921

Food Suggestions

White meats. Vegetarian suggestions: noodles, pasta dishes.

After the successful introduction in 2004 of Gestolen Fiets, drawn by Willem Holtrop, the well-known Dutch artist Peter van Straaten designed an entire new label in 2014. Famous for his oneliners in this new cartoon he suggests an entire story that is entirely up to the reader to interpret.

Vinification

The 2014 harvest was slightly lower in production but certainly made up for it in quality. Harvest began in early September, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity, balance and freshness in the wines. As in the previous year, the early start avoided rain later in the month and overripe fruit in some more exposed vineyards.

The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness, with high acidity contents and balanced sugar levels. After selection, the fruit was 100% destemmed and the fermentation took place in stainless steel vats with 8 to 15 days of skin maceration. 15% of the wine was aged in used French oak barrels for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Medium red colour, expressive on the aroma with some floral undertones and aromas of dark fruits of the forest, dominated by a fresh, spicy, balsamic profile. On the palate, it is more elegant than the previous edition, with a markedly mineral profile. With a superb drinkability owing to its balance and elegance, this wine very much exhibits the uncomplicated style that we set out to achieve.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

10 to 40 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and others

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-500

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrels and stainless steel vats

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Ageing

12 months in French oak barrels (20%) and stainless steel vats (80%)

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

26.8

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.6

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.63

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.7

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

28

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

73

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9924

Food Suggestions

White meats. Vegetarian suggestions: noodles, pasta dishes.