TawnyTawny

To produce a Port Wine with a fine and balanced flavour, Niepoort Tawny ages in oak casks for 3,5 years. Freshness, lightness and balance are the key elements of this wine. A Port easy to drink on any occasion. Tawny has a shiny bright colour and soft and sweet tannins. Tawny Port keeps well for several years, although the wine will not improve with age. It contains no sediment and does not neet to be decanted.

Vinification

Niepoort tawny, with an average age of three and a half years, originates 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 in colour, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits. On the palate, very well balanced with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

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

Food Suggestions

A versatile wine, which goes well with chocolate desserts and can also be served slightly chilled as an aperitif or with pâtés or fois gras.

Bottle

Box

29.2 16.4 × 6 81740 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes