The Junior Ruby & The Senior TawnyThe Junior Ruby & The Senior Tawny

The Niepoort philosophy has been, for the last decades, to innovate, diversify, break taboos, maintaining tradition. Parallel to the redesign of The Senior Tawny, where we used the most traditional format of bottle and a moustache to emphasis the seniority, we redesigned the Junior Tinto based on the concept of a young, fresh and contemporary wine.

The Junior Ruby undergoes an early filling, and spends the rest of its time in the bottle, where it is protected against outside influences. Through this process, its youthfulness, dark colour, freshness and dark fruit aromas and flavours are optimally maintained.

Regarding the Senior Tawny 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 Junior Ruby comes from low yielding old vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro Valley. The grapes are predominantly trodden in lagares, prior to ageing in large wooden vats at our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Tasting Notes

With its concentrated tannins, it is a full-bodied wine with a fine aroma of intense dark plums and blackberries with a hint of chocolate. On the palate exhibits good freshness with well integrated dark fruits.

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

3 years in large old oak

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

130.3

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

111

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.6

pH

3.61

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.2

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

39

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.023

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

The Junior Tinto goes well with cheese (ripe and soft, hard as well as blue), and fits wonderfully with every kind of chocolate. It even makes a superb match with - no kidding - pepper steak.

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians

no

Bottle

Box

30.5 17 24.5 × 6 8370 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes

The Niepoort philosophy has been, for the last decades, to innovate, diversify, break taboos, maintaining tradition. Parallel to the redesign of The Senior Tawny, where we used the most traditional format of bottle and a moustache to emphasis the seniority, we redesigned the Junior Tinto based on the concept of a young, fresh and contemporary wine.

The Senior Tawny wine 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 Senior Tawny 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 18.1 28.5 × 6 7400 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 6 Rows 96 Boxes