Fabelhaft Tawny ReserveFabelhaft Tawny Reserve

Regarding the Fabelhaft Tawny Reserve wine, it spends most of its time ageing in small barrels in the Niepoort lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia. The small barrels enable a soft and light contact with air through the pores of the wood, which results in a slow oxidation process over the years.

Vinification

The Fabelhaft Tawny Reserve comes from low yielding vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro Valley. The grapes are predominantly trodden in lagares, prior to ageing in small old oak casks at our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Tasting Notes

Brick red tawny appearance; a velvety mouth feel with a fine blend of old wines giving richness balanced with younger wines giving freshness and complexity.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Wine Color

Red

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vale do Pinhão / Ferrão

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

7 years in small old oak casks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

132.1

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

104

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.8

pH

3.49

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.4

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.3

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

48

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.025

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

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

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians

no

Bottle

Box

22.5 18.9 28.5 × 6 7400 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 6 Rows 96 Boxes