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At Niepoort we believe that the colour of the Port should be inspired by the "ruby stone".

Niepoort Ruby is fresh, young and fruity. An expressive Port with great character. Ruby keeps well for several years, although the wine will not improve with age. No decanting is necessary since the wine contains no sediment.

Vinification

The wine 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 and bottled with an average age of 3 years.

Tasting Notes

Dark red in colour, with a fresh vibrant aroma of dark fruits which follows through on the palate along with a mineral character, a youthful wine with good extract and great balance, offering superb "drinkability".

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A:

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Cima Corgo

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

Large old oak casks

Dry Extract

127.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

100

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.6

pH

3.68

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.2

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

59

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Food Suggestions

Ready to drink now, after a meal, by itself or with soft cheeses.