RótuloRótulo

The dream of producing wines in Dão began in 2012. Since then, we sought for vines, some of them very old, that would express the unique character of this region, where the highlands microclimate and the granite soils have always gave genuine wines. In Dão Rótulo first edition we obtained a fresh and light, but authentic wine.

Vinification

The harvest occurred in early September. The grapes represent, for the most part, vines from 20 to 50 years old, and the main varieties are Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Touriga Nacional. After a strict selection, the wine aged during 22 months in cement vats. It was bottled without clarification or filtration, being normal,thus, the appearance of crystals after some years of ageing. This wine was bottled on 4 August 2014.

Tasting Notes

Ruby colour with good concentration. The aroma is very elegant, slightly floral, with wild fruit notes and some mentholated. In the mouth, shows its liveliness and acidity. The fresh fruit and the spices flavours are involved by a refreshing mineral profile. It presents a good volume in the mouth, without being heavy, giving a scented, long and very balanced finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyards in Gouveia and Vila Nova de Tázem

Average Vine Age

20 to 50 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Double Guyot

Alt. from Sea Level

500

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Cement vats

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

September 2014

Ageing

22 months in cement vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

31.8

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.8

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.68

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.5

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.42

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

26

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

91

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9939

Production

33.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes from Portuguese traditional cuisine, such as veal stew, duck rice, roasted cod. Traditional cured sausages.

The second edition of Rótulo continues the line of producing fresh, light wines with a traditional profile, and very gastronomic.

Our dream of starting the production of great wines in Dão began in 2012. Since then, we sought for some vines (some of them very old) that would express the unique character of the Dão region, where the highlands microclimate and the granite soils have always given us genuine wines.

Vinification

The wine was harvested in mid-September. The grapes come from vines, for the most part, from 30 to 60 years old, and the main varieties are Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Touriga Nacional. After a strict selection, this wine was vinified in stainless steel vats and aged during 22 months in cement vats. It was bottled, with a minimum of clarification techniques, being natural the appearance of crystals after some years of ageing. This wine was bottled on 26 March 2015.

Tasting Notes

Concentrated ruby colour. The aroma is elegant, with black fruit, floral aromas and balsamic profile. With more vigor than its predecessor, but also with greater mouth volume, maintains a mineral profile and with notes of spices, very common in the classic wines of Dão. The ageing in cement provides a very fresh and elegant finish, without being heavy, but with good persistence.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyards in Gouveia and Vila Nova de Tázem

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Double Guyot

Alt. from Sea Level

500

Harvest Period

September 2013

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Cement vats

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

26 March 2015

Ageing

20 months in cement vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

32.8

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.79

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.49

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.63

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

35

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

96

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9944

Production

33.000 botellas

Food Suggestions

Dishes from Portuguese traditional cuisine, such as veal stew, duck rice, roasted cod. Traditional cured sausages.

The idea behind Rótulo is to produce, fresh and light wines with a traditional profile and very gastronomic.

The dream of producing wines in Dão began in 2012. Since then, we sought for vines, some very old, that would express the unique character of this region, where the highlands microclimate and the granite soil have always given us great wines.

Vinification

Harvest began in mid-September. The grapes come from vines, with 30 to 60 years old, where the main varieties are Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Touriga Nacional. The wine was vinified in stainless steel vats and aged during 22 months in cement vats. It was bottled, with a minimum of clarification techniques, being possible the appearance of crystals after some years of ageing.

Tasting Notes

Concentrated ruby colour. The aroma is elegant, with black fruit, floral aromas and a balsamic profile. Full bodied with nice juiciness, shows a mineral profile with spice notes, very common in Dão classic wines. The ageing in cement vats, provides a very fresh and elegant finish with good persistence.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyards in Gouveia and Vila Nova de Tázem

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

double guyot

Alt. from Sea Level

500

Harvest Period

september 2016

Harvest Method

manual

Malolactic

yes, in cement vats

Fermentation

Stainless Steel

Bottled

June 2016

Ageing

20 months in cement vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

31.8

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.74

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.19

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.62

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

27

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

72

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9942

Food Suggestions

Dishes from Portuguese traditional cuisine, such as veal stew, duck rice, roasted cod. Traditional cured sausages.

With Rótulo, our intention is to produce wines with a traditional profile, very fresh, light, gastronomic and that can be appreciated at any occasion.

The dream of producing wines in Dão began in 2012 and since then, we sought for plots, some very old, that would express the unique character of this region, where the mountain microclimate and the granite soil have given rise to great wines over time.

Vinification

Harvest began in mid-September. The grapes come mostly from vines, with 30 to 60 years old, where the main varieties are Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Touriga Nacional. After a careful selection, this wine was vinified in stainless steel vats and aged during 12 months in cement vats. It was bottled, with a minimum of clarification techniques, therefore it is possible the appearance of crystals after some years of ageing.

Tasting Notes

Medium concentration ruby colour. As the previous editions, the aroma is elegant, with black fruit, spices, reminding black pepper, floral notes, and a balsamic profile. With a good volume in the mouth, shows a mineral profile, full of wild fruit and spice notes, very common in the Dão classic wines. The acidity is in perfect harmony with the fresh fruit. The ageing in cement vats provides a very fresh and elegant finish with good persistence. Given its profile and youth, we recommend to be served at a temperature of approximately 15 °C.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vineyards in Gouveia and Vila Nova de Tázem

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Double Guyot

Alt. from Sea Level

500

Harvest Period

September 2015

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Cement vats

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

September 2016

Ageing

12 months in cement vats

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

30

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.82

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.07

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.63

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

20

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

66

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1

Food Suggestions

Dishes from Portuguese traditional cuisine, such as veal stew, duck rice, roasted cod. Traditional cured sausages.

The Rótulo was borne from our commitment to producing traditional wines whose freshness and lightness make them ideal food partners for any occasion.

Our dream to create Dão wines dates back to 2012. Since then we have been procuring vineyard blocks – including some very old sites – which express the unique character of the region. Its mountainous microclimate and granitic soils have been the birthplace of great wines for a very long time.

Vinification

2016 experienced a mild winter and a spring with very high rainfall and humidity which lasted through to the beginning of summer. Despite the disease pressure that these weather conditions exert on the vines, the vines remained completely undamaged thanks to our biodynamic practices and the resulting increased resistance to disease.

Due to the weather conditions and the delay in the vines’ growth cycle and maturation process, the harvest was somewhat delayed and only started on 12 September. However, the rain stayed away during the harvest period, which improved the concentration and health of the fruit.

The wine fermented in stainless steel tanks, with a long maceration period but no excessive extraction.

This year gave us optimal acid levels and alcohol contents between 11.5% and 13%, which allowed us to craft an elegant wine which, after alcoholic fermentation, matured in cement tanks and was bottled completely unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

The wine boasts a beautiful ruby hue of medium intensity. The similarity between this Rótulo and its previous vintages lies in the fine, fruity aromas with notes of black fruit, hints of spice (especially black pepper) as well as floral and balsamic nuances. This medium-bodied wine has a mineral and distinctly elegant profile where fruits of the forest and spicy notes take centre stage, and acidity and fruitiness balance each other out perfectly. The ageing period on cement tanks lends the wine a refreshing, elegant and lasting finish. Its character and youth require a serving temperature of around 15°C.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Vinhas da zona de Gouveia e de Vila Nova de Tázem

Average Vine Age

30 to 80 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Tinta Pinheira, Alfrocheiro

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Gobelet

Alt. from Sea Level

600

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand Picked

Malolactic

In stainless steel tanks

Fermentation

In cement tanks

Bottled

April and September 2018

Ageing

In cement tanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

27.1

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.8

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.89

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.68

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.62

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

40

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

95

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

21000 bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Traditional Portuguese cuisine such as stewed veal, duck rice, oven-baked cod and traditional Portuguese cured sausages.

Bottle

Box

30.5 17.5 24.5 × 6 7646 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 5 Rows 90 Boxes

The Rótulo was borne from our commitment to producing traditional wines whose freshness and lightness make them ideal food partners for any occasion.

Our dream to create Dão wines dates back to 2012. Since then we have been procuring vineyard blocks – including some very old sites – which express the unique character of the region. Its mountainous microclimate and granitic soils have been the birthplace of great wines for a very long time.

Vinification

The 2017 viticultural year experienced a dry winter, with much lower rainfall than the average in the past 30 years. A hot and dry spring followed, with heat waves which persisted to the beginning of summer. With the increase of average temperatures and the lack of rainfall, we have seen an advance of about 2 weeks in the vines’ vegetative cycle, from budbreak to veraison.

This situation carried on through summer, leading to an early start to a harvest that proved to be particularly intense and short.

The wine fermented in stainless steel tanks, with a long maceration period but no excessive extraction.

Tasting Notes

The wine presents a light ruby red colour, elegant aromas, freshness and fruit. On the palate, minerality and great finesse come to the fore, with predominant notes of fruits of the forest and aromas typical of the terroir. Its beautiful acidity balances out the wine’s fruit. Its ageing period in cement tanks lends the finish plenty of freshness, finesse and length. As this is a youthful wine, we recommend serving it slightly chilled at 15°C /16°C.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Gouveia and Vila Nova de Tázem

Average Vine Age

30 to 80 years

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional,Jaen,Tinta Pinheira and Alfrocheiro

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Gobelet

Alt. from Sea Level

600

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand Picked

Malolactic

In stainless tanks

Fermentation

In cement tanks

Bottled

January 2020

Ageing

In cement tanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

25

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.8

Alcohol (%)

13.1

pH

3.62

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.46

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.38

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

60

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

120

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.992

Production

100 000 Bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Traditional Portuguese cuisine such as stewed veal, duck rice, oven-baked cod and traditional Portuguese cured sausages.

Suitable for Vegans

no

Bottle

Box

30.5 17 24.5 × 6 7646 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 5 Rows 90 Boxes