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Tawnies with an age indication such as "20 years" are blended from different wines averaging 20 years. Niepoort produces 10, 20 and 30 years old Tawny. The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour. The main features of an aged Tawny are the complexity of aromas, the freshness and a persistent bouquet and refinement.

After dinner, old Tawny is a good match with cheeses and especially chocolate based desserts. It can also be drunk as an aperitif, served at room temperature or lightly chilled.

Vinification

The Tawnies are aged in small old oak casks, (550l), in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, over many years. The balanced marriage of the different characteristics and diverse ages is the art of the Niepoort Master Blender, José Nogueira.

Tasting Notes

Tawny in colour, with aromas of dried apricots and crystallized tangerine peel well integrated with a nutty character. “The palate reveals dried fruits with a fiery spirity finish. With a great structure and a long finish. This offers amazing aromas of orange and lemon peel, with hints of toffee, caramel and honey. Fullbodied and luscious, with lots of sweet fruit and a long subtle finish that goes on and on. This is really the benchmark for 10-year-old tawnies." Tasting notes from James Suckling in June-2003.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca/Vale do Pinhão/Ferrão

Average Vine Age

Over 60 anos

Grape Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Harvest Period

September/October

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares (wine press tanks)/Foot treading

Ageing

Small old oak casks

Dry Extract

132.9

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

110

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.8

pH

3.54

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.38

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.38

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

86

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.02

Food Suggestions

Dry fruits, dry nuts, almonds, raisins, peaches, apricots, etc. Desserts based on eggs, pies with dry fruits, coffee, vanilla. Slightly chilled, it can also be used as aperitif.

Tawnies with an age indication such as "20 years" are blended from different wines averaging 20 years. Niepoort produces 10, 20 and 30 years old Tawny. The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour. The main features of an aged Tawny are the complexity of aromas, the freshness and a persistent bouquet and refinement.

After dinner, old Tawny is a good match with cheeses and especially chocolate based desserts. It can also be drunk as an aperitif, served at room temperature or lightly chilled.

Vinification

The Tawnies are aged in small old oak casks, (550l), in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, over many years. The balanced marriage of the different characteristics and diverse ages is the art of the Niepoort Master Blender, José Nogueira.

Tasting Notes

Brick red/brown appearance interspersed with Orange hues with good depth of colour. Fabulous aromas of crystalized fruit and dried apricots which come through on the palate along with a smooth well integrated nutty alcoholic character on the finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhão and Ferrão

Average Vine Age

Over 60 years

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

146.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

118

Alcohol (%)

20

Baumé

4.5

pH

3.58

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.79

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.61

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

56

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.03

Food Suggestions

Dry fruits, dry nuts, almonds, raisins, peaches, apricots, etc. Desserts based on eggs, pies with dry fruits, coffee, vanilla. Slightly chilled, it can also be used as aperitif.

Tawnies With Age Indication such as "20 years" are blended from different wines averaging 20 years. Niepoort produces 10, 20 and 30 years old Tawny. The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour. The main features of an aged Tawny are the complexity of aromas, the freshness and a persistent bouquet and refinement.

After dinner, old Tawny is a good match with cheeses and especially chocolate based desserts. It can also be drunk as an aperitif, served at room temperature or lightly chilled.

Vinification

The Tawnies are aged in small old oak casks, (550l), in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, over many years. The balanced marriage of the different characteristics and diverse ages is the art of the Niepoort Master Blender, José Nogueira.

Tasting Notes

Deep brown colour with a brown rim and a touch of green - very characteristic in old Tawny Ports. On the nose, a wine from another era, but very much alive with a fabulous concentration of coffee and liqueur which comes through on the palate with great spirity finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Vinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhão and 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

Small old oak casks

Dry Extract

157.2

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

129

Alcohol (%)

20.5

Baumé

5

pH

3.55

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6.54

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

1.13

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

114

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.03

Food Suggestions

Dry fruits, dry nuts, almonds, raisins, peaches, apricots, etc. Desserts based on eggs, pies with dry fruits, coffee, vanilla. Slightly chilled, it can also be used as aperitif.