Drink Me 10 Years Old TawnyDrink Me 10 Years Old Tawny

This beautifully almost apothecary’s bottle along with its appealing name – Drink Me – matches perfectly with the subtle, mellow and refined content. Tawnies with an age indication such as "10 years" are blended from different wines, with an average of 10 years. The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour. The main features of an aged Tawny are the complexity of aromas, the freshness and refined persistent bouquet.

After dinner, this Tawny is a good match with cheeses and chocolate based desserts.

Vinification

The grapes coming from low yielding vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro Valley, are predominantly trodden in lagares, prior to ageing in small old oak casks at the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Tawnies age in 550l old casks, for many years. The balanced blend of the different characteristics and ages is the art of the Niepoort Master Blender.

Tasting Notes

Tawny in colour, with aromas of dried apricots and crystallized tangerine peel, well integrated with a nutty character.

“Dirk Niepoort is the master of old Tawnies…” (James Suckling)

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca/Vale do Pinhão/Ferrão

Average Vine Age

Over 60 anos

Grape Varieties

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

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Ageing

Small old oak casks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

132.9

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

110

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.8

pH

3.54

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.38

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.38

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

86

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Food Suggestions

This Tawny is a good match with cheese and chocolate based desserts. It can also be drunk as an aperitif, served at room temperature or slightly chilled.

Bottle

Box

24.7 10.4 × 1 1487.9 wood

Palette

120 80