Ruby ReserveRuby Reserve

Niepoort Ruby Reserve aims to be an accessible and easy drinking wine, while at the same time, retaining a high level of quality. A modern youthful style, resulting from a careful selection of very special wines aged for 3 to 4 years.

Vinification

The grapes for this wine are sourced from various parcels of vineyards in the Cima Corgo, the heart of the Demarcated Douro Region. Vinified in lagares, ageing is carried out in large old oak casks, for a period of 3 to 4 years. Following ageing the various wines are put together so as to obtain a richer and complex final "blend".

Tasting Notes

Bright red in colour, exhibiting a very attractive aroma, with notes of ripe red fruit that stand out (plum, cherry) along with a touch of dark chocolate and cocoa. Smooth on the palate, with evident tannins, but very round and soft. All balanced with good acidity which makes the wine easy to drink with chocolate based desserts.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

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

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Ageing

3 years in large old oak

Dry Extract

130.3

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

111

Alcohol (%)

20

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)

1.02

Food Suggestions

Goes well with chocolate based desserts, soft cheese or by itself.