Redoma RoséRedoma Rosé

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

The harvest was early to assure the freshness and natural acidity along with the complexity of the old vines. The fermentation occurred in new French oak casks without ageing. Later, the wine aged in stainless steel for seven month, where the partial malolactic fermentation added complexity to the wine.

The result is a contrasting wine: intense but smooth, concentrated but fresh and with a good acidity. A rosé with great complexity.

Tasting Notes

Intense and elegant nose with notes of fruits and spices and well integrated wood.

Concentrated, but at the same time fresh and with a balanced acidity.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and 50 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Stainless steel (partial)

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

April 2005

Ageing

7 month in stainless steel

Dry Extract

23.8

Alcohol (%)

13.25

pH

3.18

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.2

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.48

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

37

Production

2.800 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

The harvest was early to assure the freshness and natural acidity along with the complexity of the old vines.

The fermentation occurred in new French oak casks without ageing. Later, the wine aged in stainless steel for seven months, the malolactic fermentation didn't occur to maintain the natural freshness of the wine.

The result is a contrasting wine: intense but smooth, concentrated but fresh and with a good acidity. A rosé with great complexity.

Tasting Notes

Intense and elegant nose, with notes of fruits and spices and well integrated wood.

Concentrated, but at the same time fresh and with a balanced acidity.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and over 50 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

May 2006

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

21.4

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.54

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.22

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.23

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

32

Production

8.700 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

2006 was wetter when compared with the previous years, with relatively abundant rain in the winter and a spring with high relative humidity. The ripening process began in a balanced way and the light showers occurred in August were just perfect to achieve a good maturation. But unseasonably high temperatures on the last week of August and the first two weeks of September brought the harvest forward.

The fermentation took place in new French oak barrels, without ageing. The malolactic fermentation didn’t occur, in order to maintain the wine’s natural freshness.

Tasting Notes

Very intense and elegant in the nose, with red fruit and spices notes, and well integrated toast. Concentrated, but at the same time fresh and long, with great volume. Shows a good structure, with an elegant and complex finish. Undoubtedly, a Rosé with many attributes.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and more than 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

May 2007

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel

Alcohol (%)

12.85

pH

3.6

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.5

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

30

Production

11.200 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

2007 was a fresh and humid year when compared with the previous ones. Maturation process started very balanced with good amount of water in the soil, a fresh August was just perfect to obtain very balanced musts, the wines resulting were very fresh without excessive alcohol contents.

The fermentation occurred in new French oak casks without ageing. Later, the wine aged in stainless steel for six months, the malolactic fermentation didn't occur to maintain the natural freshness of the wine.

Tasting Notes

Intense and elegant nose with notes of red berries fruits, spices notes and well integrated toasty and earthy character. Great freshness and long lasting finish with good structure shows well the complexity of older vineyards, balanced acidity, elegant and complex.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and more than 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

March 2008

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

22

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2.6

Alcohol (%)

12.2

pH

3.52

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.94

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.26

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

30

Production

11.760 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

2008 was a fresh and humid year similar to 2007. Maturation process started very balanced with good amount of water in the soil, and fresh nights occurred during the end of August and September. Low yields were just perfect to obtain very balanced musts, with elegant fruit and good acidity.

The fermentation occurred in new French oak casks without ageing. Later, the wine aged in stainless steel for six months and the malolactic fermentation didn't occur to maintain the natural freshness of the wine.

Tasting Notes

Intense and elegant nose with notes of red berries fruits, spice notes and well integrated toasty character. Great freshness and long lasting finish with good structure and volume shows well the complexity of older vineyards, with balanced acidity, elegant and complex.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and more than 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

May 2009

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

22.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3.4

Alcohol (%)

13.5

pH

3.42

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.2

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.34

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

22

Production

10.584 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

2009 was a fresh year until August, but from the 12th onwards the temperature increased drastically.

Having good amount of water in the soil, the maturation process was very fast producing grapes with good sugar levels but keeping a great acidity. Yields were very low and that also induced to an early harvest. With higher and north facing vineyards we manage to obtain some balanced wines, although we did not manage to avoid higher alcohol content in this wine. Fermentation occurred in new French oak barrels and ageing, in vats, with no malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Intense and elegant nose with notes of red berry fruits, spicy and earthy notes, well integrated with a toasty character.

Great freshness and intensity, full bodied rosé, with long lasting finish and very good structure

Balanced acidity and great complexity.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and more than 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

April 2010

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel vats

Dry Extract

22.7

Alcohol (%)

14

pH

3.64

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.89

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.31

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

26

Production

18.900 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

The 2010 year will be remembered by the strong rains all over winter and beginning of spring, high amounts of water in the soil led to higher yields and raised the diseases pressure in the vineyards; July and August were hot and dry, promoting a fast maturation process. The increased amount of cluster per vine didn’t allow the sugar levels to rise into levels similar with the previous harvest.

Fermentation was done in new oak barrels and the ageing in vats, with no malolactic done the wine kept the freshness and acidity enough to balance the structure and the volume of older vineyards.

Tasting Notes

Intense and very vivid aroma with notes of red berries fruits, white flowers and spicy-earthy character and well integrated toasted notes. Great freshness and intensity, full body rosé, plenty of fruit with long lasting finish and very good structure.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and more than 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

April 2011

Ageing

5 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

19.8

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.8

Alcohol (%)

13.03

pH

3.73

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.74

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.31

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

19

Production

23.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé in 1999, proving that serious and high-quality wines may also be colored pink.

Contrary to the typical winemaking of rosé, Redoma Rosé is fermented in new French oak casks after free run juice from traditional stone lagares and vats. Complexity is obtained by a longer skin contact using old vineyards grapes. More than a summer afternoon wine, Redoma Rosé is a wine to go with food, with a white wine freshness and the volume and the structure of a red.

Vinification

Vineyard burst was uncommonly early in 2011, all the cycle was anticipated and harvest started earlier than ever before, nevertheless higher planted vineyards went slower than others, and when harvest was done all wines presented good quantity both malic and tartaric acid. Harvest started in the end of August and went until beginning of September. Fermentation was done in new oak barrels for 20 days, and immediately the wine was transferred for stainless steel vats, malolactic fermentation was only partially done.

Tasting Notes

Bright color and intense aroma with notes of red berries fruits, herbal notes and spicy-earthy character and well integrated smoked and mineral notes Intense palate and very good acidity. With great depth and volume, shows plenty of fruit flavors with long lasting finish and very good structure.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 and more than 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

August/September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Partially done

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

April 2012

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

21.6

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3.4

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.48

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.6

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.63

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

39

Production

13.454 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched the first Rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical Rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through several hours of skin contact.

Vinification

2012 was marked by the lack of rain in the Douro region. As a result, the growing cycle began, on average, 15 days later than in previous years. On the other hand, the winter in 2012 was characterised by low temperatures, which enabled a fair and well balanced growth of the vegetation. The maturing period was not as hot as usual and the cooler temperatures at night favoured the synthesis of the molecules responsible for the colour.

After slowly fermenting in a barrel, the wine rested in stainless steel vats, without malolactic fermentation, to maintain its acidity and natural freshness.

Tasting Notes

Bright and crystalline in colour, the Rosé 2012 starts with a reserved bouquet, which later opens into aromas of red berry fruits, hints of white flower, resin notes and a well integrated scent of toast. It is intense and very fresh on the palate, with a well-balanced volume and structure, showing the complexity of the old vineyards. It is a Rosé which should be enjoyed young, but has a good ageing potential.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

25 to 40 years old

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

August/September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

July 2013

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel vats

Dry Extract

17.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2.4

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.54

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.48

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.38

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

36

Production

5.039 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched its first Rosé in 1999, trying to prove that a quality wine can also be rosé. Fermented in barrels and from older vines, Redoma is a full-bodied rosé more appropriate for drinking at the table than for a summer afternoon. With the freshness of a white and the complexity and structure of a red, it offers a different perspective on rosé. The great novelty of this wine is its light colour, reminiscent of the rosés from the French region of Provence.

Vinification

The 2013 harvest began on 19 August, earlier than usual, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity and avoid high degrees of alcohol. It was a more productive year, around 25% better than 2012. The decision to start harvesting earlier turned out to be the right one, since the main vineyards had already been harvested before it started raining heavily on the 27th September.

Coming from the vineyards located near Quinta de Nápoles, the grapes for Redoma Rosé were harvested on 24 and 25 August. After careful selection, they were pressed rapidly at a low temperature to avoid oxidation and any great extraction of colour. The must was fermented in French oak barrels for approximately one month, followed by ageing in stainless steel for 6 months. It was bottled on 31 March 2014.

Tasting Notes

Very light and brilliant salmon in colour, it reveals an intense aroma with notes of red fruit and fresh herbs, aromas of spices and earth, and very well-integrated smoky and mineral notes. Good acidity in perfect balance with some notes of toast, showing its gastronomic value. Great freshness and intensity, volume and good structure, lots of fruit and a very long finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

Between 30 and 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

24th and 25th August

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Partial

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

April 2014

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

20.6

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3.5

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.33

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.66

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

11

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

100

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9904

Production

13.230 bottles

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched its first Rosé in 1999, trying to prove that a quality wine can also be rosé. Fermented in barrels and from older vines, Redoma is a balanced rosé more appropriate for drinking at the table than for a summer afternoon. With the freshness of a white and the complexity and structure of a red, it offers a different perspective on rosé. The great novelty of this wine is its light colour, reminiscent of the rosés from the French region of Provence.

Vinification

The viticultural year of 2014 at Quinta de Nápoles was characterised as a year of lower quantity but higher quality. Everything indicated an early year, due to the large amount of water accumulated during the winter and spring. The maturation phase occurred early and allowed the beginning of the harvest in August. At Quinta de Nápoles most parcels were harvested over a period of good weather between 23 August and 21 September.

Coming from the vineyards located near Quinta de Nápoles, the grapes for Redoma Rosé were harvested on the 2nd and 3rd September. After careful selection, they were pressed rapidly at a low temperature to avoid oxidation and any great extraction of colour. The must was fermented in 228 litre French oak barrels for approximately one month, followed by ageing in stainless steel for 6 months. It was bottled on 6 March 2015.

Tasting Notes

With a very light and bright salmon colour, it shows an intense aroma with notes of red fruit, white flowers and spices. The toast of the barrel merges with a very cool mineral profile. The palate is fresh and delicate, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetable notes. Very gastronomic, with a good balance between acidity and smoky notes. Long and persistent finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

Between 30 and 60 years old

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

24 and 25 August

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Partially done

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

March 2015

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

18

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2.6

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.44

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.23

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.42

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

29

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

75

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9891

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched its first Rosé in 1999, showing that a high-quality wine could also be pink in colour. Fermented in barrels and from old vines, Redoma is a balanced rosé to be enjoyed with food rather than in a hot summer afternoon. With the freshness of a white and the complexity and structure of a red, it offers a different perspective of a rosé. On this edition is its lighter in colour, reminiscent of the rosés from the French region of Provence.

Vinification

The weather conditions of the viticultural year 2015 were very favourable, with sun, a warm temperature and low humidity, allowing a homogeneous vegetative growth. One of the particular features of this year was the vineyard ability to remain hydrated during ripening. In late August, early September, the basal leaves still remained green and moist, with hydrated berries and a thick, firm skin. The balance of the musts, the softness of the tannins, and the intense colour concentration indicate that this can be an exceptional year for Doc Douro Wines.

After careful selection, the grapes were pressed at a low temperature to avoid oxidation and too much colour extraction. The must was fermented in new French oak barrels for 6 months. It was bottled on 17 March 2016.

Tasting Notes

With a light and bright salmon hue, the Redoma Rosé has a very fine aroma, of dried flowers, red fruit and a slight smoky profile. It is fresh in the mouth, with presence and some volume, showing that it is a highly gastronomic Rosé. The fresh fruit and mineral notes are in harmony, providing a very long and delicate finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro Cima Corgo

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

50 to 80 years old

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

New French oak casks

Bottled

18 March 2016

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract

17.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.8

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.38

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.5

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

24

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

70

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9884

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Niepoort launched their first Rosé in 1999, with the aim of proving that Rosés can also be wines of great quality. Produced from old vines and fermented in barrels, the Redoma Rosé is a well-balanced wine best suited as a versatile accompaniment to food. With the freshness of a white wine and the complexity and structure of a red wine, it provides a completely different perspective on Rosés.

Vinification

The 2016 vintage proved to be very atypical, with a warm and rainy winter, a cool and very wet spring and an extremely hot and dry summer. The weather conditions led to very early budburst (around 2 weeks early), followed nevertheless by a delay in the vegetative cycle during spring, especially with regard to veraison, which occurred approximately 2 weeks later than usual. Coming from the vines of Quinta de Nápoles and other neighbouring sites, the grapes of the Redoma Rosé were harvested between 25 August and 12 September. After meticulous sorting, the grapes were pressed quickly and at a low temperature in order to avoid oxidation and too much colour extraction. The must fermented in new French oak barrels and matured there for approximately 2 months before it was transferred to stainless steel tanks for a further maturation period of 7 months. It was bottled on 17 May 2017.

Tasting Notes

With its brilliant salmon pink hue, the Redoma Rosé offers an austere aromatic profile, with notes of dried flowers, red berries and a delicate smoky character. The aromas are still slightly shy but vibrant nevertheless, promising to develop further in the bottle and lend themselves very well to food pairings. The palate offers plenty of freshness as well as some body. The wine’s fresh berry notes are balanced out superbly by its minerality, ending in a lasting and delicate finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old parcels

Average Vine Age

50 to 80 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% other varieties

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

hand picked

Malolactic

no

Fermentation

in french barrels

Bottled

may 2017

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven-baked fish, poultry and other white meats. Vegetarian pairings: dishes based on tuber vegetables (turnips, sweet potato and beetroot), Caesar salad, cheese.

Niepoort launched their first Rosé in 1999, with the aim of proving that Rosés can also be wines of great quality. Produced from old vines and fermented in barriques, the Redoma Rosé is a well-balanced wine best suited as a versatile accompaniment to food. With the freshness of a white wine and the complexity and structure of a red wine, it provides a completely different perspective on Rosés.

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 grapes stem from Quinta de Nápoles and other nearby vineyard sites, and were harvested between 8 and 20 August. After a meticulous sorting process, the fruit was briefly pressed at low temperatures in order to avoid oxidation and excessive colour extraction. After being left to settle for 24 hours, the juice was fermented in new French oak barrels for approximately 2 months. The resulting wine was then transferred to stainless steel tanks where it matured for 7 months before being bottled in May 2018.

Tasting Notes

With its brilliant salmon pink hue, the Redoma Rosé offers a deeply elegant aromatic profile, with notes of dried flowers, red berries and a delicate smoky character. With its beautifully expressive and dry palate, this is a Rosé that promises to develop further in bottle and to lend itself very well to food pairings. The palate offers plenty of acidity and freshness as well as some body. The wine’s fresh fruity notes are balanced out superbly by its minerality, ending in a lasting and delicate finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (vinhos)S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vines

Average Vine Age

50 to 80 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca and other varieties

Vines per HA

6000 vines

Pruning Method

Guyot e Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

August

Harvest Method

Hand Picking

Malolactic

No

Fermentation

In new French oak barrels

Bottled

May 2018

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel tanks

Dry Extract

19

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.4

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.25

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.5

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.6

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

33

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

130

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

27000 bottles

Allergens

Sulfites

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven-baked fish, poultry and other white meats. Vegetarian pairings: dishes based on root vegetables (turnips, sweet potato and beetroot), Caesar salad, cheese.

Bottle

Box

15.1 23.4 × 6 7945 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 8 Rows 100 Boxes