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This Crusted Port very much complements the well renowned Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage in the Niepoort range. Traditionally, Crusted Port is selected from wines of Vintage quality, from two or three harvests, which undergo no fining or filtration prior to bottling and are only released three years after bottling.

As the name suggests, Crusted Port, with time, will throw a natural deposit in bottle, and that’s why it is important to decant before serving. Niepoort Crusted is most appealing in its youth but will also benefit from several years ageing in bottle, for which the wines should be stored lying down.

Vinification

This Crusted originates, predominantly from wines of 2003 and 2005 harvest. Grapes were foot trodden in “lagares” prior to ageing in large old wooden vats in Vila Nova de Gaia cellars. The production was small, with a total of 6.900 bottles, which were bottled in December 2007.

Tasting Notes

Deep red appearance and starting to show some age on the rim, amazing aroma of exuberant cherries and low intensity chocolate; on the palate, a seductive velvety/silky texture is dominant with superb finesse hiding a firm structure. It is worth pointing out that at this moment in time the exuberance of the wine dominates and the elegant style is very enticing to drink right now, however, as it has a fine structure, we believe will allow it to gain some fabulous bottle age over several decades.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca/Vale do Pinhão/Ferrão

Average Vine Age

60 and over 100 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Bottled

December 2007

Ageing

Large old wooden vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

129.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

108.5

Alcohol (%)

20

Baumé

3.6

pH

3.59

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.98

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.16

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

61

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Production

6.900 bottles

Food Suggestions

Chocolate desserts, specially dark chocolate. Cheddar, Gouda and Brie cheese. Spicy dishes with red meat or “wild animals” lamb and veal meat or Pepper steak.

Bottle

This Crusted Port very much complements the well renowned Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage in the Niepoort range. Traditionally, Crusted Port is selected from wines of Vintage quality, from two or three harvests, which undergo no fining or filtration prior to bottling and are only released three years after bottling.

As the name suggests, Crusted Port, with time, will throw a natural deposit in bottle, and that’s why it is important to decant before serving. Niepoort Crusted is most appealing in its youth but will also benefit from several years ageing in bottle, for which the wines should be stored lying down.

Vinification

This Crusted originates, predominantly, from wines of 2007 and 2008 harvest. Grapes were foot trodden in “lagares” prior to ageing in large old wooden vats in our Vila Nova de Gaia cellars. The production was small, with a total of 6,000 liters, bottled in March 2011.

Tasting Notes

Deep red appearance and starting to show some age on the rim, amazing aroma of exuberant cherries and low intensity chocolate; on the palate, a seductive velvety/silky texture is dominant with superb finesse hiding a firm structure. It is worth pointing out that at this moment in time the exuberance of the wine dominates and the elegant style is very enticing to drink right now, however, as it has a fine structure, we believe will allow it to gain some fabulous bottle age over several decades.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca/Vale do Pinhão/Ferrão

Average Vine Age

60 and over 100 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Bottled

March 2011

Ageing

Large old wooden vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

132.1

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

103

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.8

pH

3.63

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.2

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

58

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Food Suggestions

Chocolate desserts, specially dark chocolate. Cheddar, Gouda and Brie cheese. Spicy dishes with red meat or “wild animals” lamb and veal meat or Pepper steak.

Bottle

Box

29.2 16.4 × 6 8174 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes

The Crusted Port complements the Niepoort Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage style. Traditionally, Crusted Port is selected from wines of Vintage quality, from two or three harvests, undergoes no fining or filtration prior to bottling and is released three years after bottling.

As the name suggests, Crusted Port, creates a natural deposit in bottle, therefore it is important to decant before serving. This Port is most appealing in its youth but will also benefit from several years ageing, for which the bottle should be stored lying down.

Vinification

The base of this Crusted comes from the Niepoort Pisca vineyard in 2010, along with a couple of small parcels of wine from Soutelo and Pinhão valley from the 2009 and 2011 harvest. Grapes were foot trodden in “lagares” in Vale de Mendiz prior to ageing in large old wooden vats in our cellars. The production was small, with a total of just over 7,000 litres, bottled in December 2012.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant red appearance and deep brick red on the rim, fine aroma of dark fruits of the forest and bitter chocolate; on the palate, grainy tannins dominate - A great blend of years - with 2010 providing elegance and length while the hot years of 2009 and 2011 give a fuller, more grainy character on the palate. It is worth pointing out that at this moment in time the exuberance of the wine dominates and the elegant style is very enticing to drink right now, however, as it has a fine structure, we believe this will allow it to gain some fabulous bottle age over several decades.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca/Vale do Pinhão/Soutelo

Average Vine Age

60 and over 100 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Bottled

December 2012

Ageing

Large old wooden vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

121.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

89

Alcohol (%)

20

Baumé

3.1

pH

3.5

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.38

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.24

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

82

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.0201

Production

10.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Chocolate deserts, specially dark chocolate. Ceddar, Gouda and Brie cheese. Spicy dishes with red meat, game, lamb or veal. Pepper steak.

Bottle

Box

29.2 16.4 × 6 8174 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes

The Crusted Port complements the Niepoort Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage style. Traditionally, Crusted Port is selected from wines of Vintage quality, from two or three harvests, undergoes no fining or filtration prior to bottling and is released three years after bottling.

As the name suggests, Crusted Port creates a natural deposit in bottle, therefore it is important to decant it before serving. This Port is most appealing in its youth but will also benefit from several years of ageing, during which the bottle should be stored lying down.

Vinification

The majority of this Crusted Port bottled in 2014 comes from the Niepoort Pisca vineyard and several vineyards in Vale de Mendiz harvested in 2011, along with a couple of small vineyard parcels from Casal de Loivos high up above Pinhão from the 2012 harvest. Grapes were foot-trodden with 100% stems in lagares in Vale de Mendiz prior to being aged in large old wooden vats in our cellars. The production was small, with a total of 10 000 Litres.

Tasting Notes

With a brilliant dark red appearance and good depth on the rim, the wine also shows classic aromas of dark plums, cherries and mint. On the palate, grainy tannins dominate along with dark chocolate notes. It is a great blend of years, with the 2011 component dominating, but offering a more seductive and exuberant character compared to the finer 2011 Niepoort Vintage. Certainly a superb wine to drink now or to age for several decades.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca/Vale do Pinhão/Ferrão

Average Vine Age

60 and over 100 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Bottled

January 2014

Ageing

Large old wooden vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

124

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

93

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.4

pH

3.7

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.04

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.22

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

60

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Production

11 884 bottles

Allergens

Contém sulfitos

Food Suggestions

Chocolate desserts, especially dark chocolate. Cheddar, Gouda and Brie cheese. Spicy dishes with red meat, game, lamb, veal, and pepper steak.

Bottle

Box

29.2 16.4 × 6 8174 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes