Fabelhaft RabeFabelhaft Rabe

The imaginary world of Wilhelm Busch has long crossed our world of wines. We try to innovate, keeping the tradition and in this process all the details are important. The unlucky and gloomy crow from the fable “Hans Huckebein”, created by Wilhem Busch himself, illustrates the Fabelhaft Port Wines.

The Fabelhaft Ruby, a young, vigorous and fresh Port Wine, is distinguished by the red capsule, while the Fabelhaft Tawny, subtle, elegant and expressive, finds its identity in the orange capsule.

With Fabelhaft Ruby and Tawny the doors to the magical and wonderful world of Port Wines are opened. Discover it!

Vinification

The Fabelhaft Rabe Ruby ages an average of three years. The grapes come from low yelding old vineyards in the Cima Corgo Region of the Douro Valley, with several sunlight exposures. The grapes are predominantly foot trodden in lagares, and then the wine ages in large wooden vats at Vila Nova de Gaia.

Tasting Notes

With the typical dark red colour, concentrated and fresh, with good notes of berries and some floral notes. Young in the mouth, structured and with mineral profile, it is a wine ready to drink with a very harmonious balance between the fruit, sugar, and acidity.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Wine Color

Red

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Cima Corgo

Average Vine Age

Over 30 years

Grape Varieties

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

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Ageing

Large old oak casks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

127.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

100

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.2

pH

3.68

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.2

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

59

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.0209

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

To be served after a meal, by itself, with dark chocolat or soft cheese. Optimal temperature - 14ºC

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians

no

Bottle

Box

29.2 16.4 24.5 × 6 8370 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes

The imaginary world of Wilhelm Busch has long crossed our world of wines. We try to innovate, keeping the tradition and in this process all the details are important. The unlucky and gloomy crow from the fable “Hans Huckebein”, created by Wilhem Busch himself, illustrates the Fabelhaft Port Wines.

The Fabelhaft Ruby, a young, vigorous and fresh Port Wine, is distinguished by the red capsule, while the Fabelhaft Tawny, subtle, elegant and expressive, finds its identity in the orange capsule.

With Fabelhaft Ruby and Tawny the doors to the magical and wonderful world of Port Wines are opened. Discover it!

Vinification

The Fabelhaft Rabe Tawny ages in traditional pipes of Port Wine during 3 to 4 years. The grapes come from low yelding vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro Valley. The wine is vinified predominantly in “lagares” with traditional foot treading, prior to age in small old oak casks at Niepoort lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Tasting Notes

Brick red concentrated colour, with a lovely dried fruit aroma and some fresh fruit. Silky on the palate, young and with good acidity, is a fresh and seductive Port. Complex, fresh, and long finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Wine Color

Red

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca/Vale do Pinhão/Ferrão

Average Vine Age

Over 30 anos

Grape Varieties

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

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Ageing

Small old oak casks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

124.9

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

100

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.4

pH

3.66

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.2

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

102

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Perfect with traditional pastry, such as “Creme Queimado” (Crème Brûlée). It may be served slightly fresh as an aperitif, accompanying patês or "foie gras".

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians

no

Bottle

Box

29.2 16.4 24.5 × 6 8370 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes

White port is made from white grapes: Malvasia, Viosinho and Gouveio. The juice is fermented as a white wine until the fermentation is stopped by the addition of pure grape brandy. After spending one year in large wood vats the wine is transferred to Casks (550 liter oak barrels). It is then aged in wood until at least 3 years before bottling.

Vinification

The white grapes undergo long skin maceration, occasionally with foot treading in lagares. Following fortification with grape brandy, the wine spends a year ageing in large old oak vats, prior to at least three years in small old oak casks.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant golden/brown colour with a fresh nutty aroma and delicate subdued fruit. Medium sweet on the palate, interacting perfectly with the spirit which in turn gives a superb structure to the wine.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Wine Color

White

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Covelinhas and Pombal

Average Vine Age

Over 60 years

Grape Varieties

Côdega, Rabigato, Viosinho, Arinto Gouveio and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Ageing

Small old oak casks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

122

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

105

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.3

pH

3.71

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.04

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.2

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

38

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Serve chilled as an aperitif or with desserts or even by itself.

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians

no

Bottle

Box

29.2 16.4 24.5 × 6 8370 cardboard

Palette

80 100 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes