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    Picture of Niepoort Port   Vintage Touriga Nacional Touriga Franca Tinta Cao Tinta Francisca Sousao Tinta Roriz 2003 750mL

    Niepoort Port Vintage Touriga Nacional Touriga Franca Tinta Cao Tinta Francisca Sousao Tinta Roriz 2003 750mL

    1508

    This Vintage continues Niepoort's tradition to create balanced Ports with great concentration but simultaneously fine and delicate. At Niepoort we predict that this vintage will be one of the finest in decades...

    Vinification: In 2003, the harvest had very hot days and also very humid days. The production was high but with small grapes that produced concentrated tannins and colour. Overriped and dry grapes were taken out to reassure the finesse of the wine.

    Vinha da Pisca, (very old vineyard), with notes of coffee and black berries gave the final blend the desired finesse. In September 2005, the cycle for Niepoort Vintage 2003 was completed and now the wine ages in the final bottle, (32.000 bottles of 750ml).

    Tasting Notes: Fine, elegant, mineral but not balsamic. The taste continues fine, aggressive and with tannins, rich but not excessive and with a long final. Impressive finesse even though robust.

     

    Soil Type: Schist

    Vineyards: Vinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhão and Ferrão

    Average Vine Age: 60 and over 100 years

    Harvest Method: Hand picked

    Fermentation: Lagares (wine presses)/Foot treading

    Bottled: September 2005

    Ageing: 2 years in cask

     

    Food Suggestions: Perfect with “Queijo da Serra”, a Stilton or other blue cheeses. Egg based desserts with “Pão de Ló” (Portuguese sponge based cake).

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