Wine Niepoort, "Charme", Douro, 2009
Wine darker than previous vintages.
The wine has a fresh, well-structured taste, supported by soft tannins and notes of ripe fruit and minerals, with a long rich finish.
Fresh, intense aroma of the wine reveals hints of cherry, plum, pine needles, earthy notes of mushrooms and truffles, elegant tones of tea leaves.
The wine is ideal for red meat, game and cheeses.
"Charme" - the first wine produced by Dick Niportom, according to which "... is the most difficult, the most controversial wine. However, this is a wine that impresses me most - it was like a monster, it was not so, However, it is still possible to drink now, and it is excellent. "
"Sharm" - a rare wine from the Douro, elegance and complexity combined with smooth tannins, perfectly express the terroir Vale de Mendish. For aging wine used only the finest oak casks company Niport. 2009 differed ideal climatic conditions, so the harvest collected on time in September with 70-year old vines and vines reached the age of some more than 100 years. Fermentation was carried out in the traditional "lagaresah" - granite containers in which the grapes crushed legs, which is considered the most effective way of extracting the maximum components of the thin-skinned berries. After a short maceration, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, which ended in French oak barrels, the wine is aged for 14 months and was bottled in March 2011.
A small wine company Niport, produces some of the best port, was founded in 1842 Niport family - originally from the Netherlands. Now the company is headed by a representative of the fifth generation of the family - the famous Dirk Niport, has earned high international prestige among winemakers. For a long time the family Niport purchased grapes from small farms located in the valley of kicks. But in 1988, the company purchased a vineyard, two of the highest category "A" with a total area of 30 hectares: Chianti Chianti and do Carril de Napolesh. Beyond that, the company manages another farm - Quinta do Passadoru.
In the vineyards of Niepoort dominated low yielding vines venerable age from 40 to 70 years old and some even more than 100 years. Niport adheres to the traditional method of vinification port. Here, as in the old days, workers crushed grapes feet in huge vats of granite "lagares" that allows you to get rich tannins and pigments port. Upon exposure of wines together with small barrels expensive "pipash" volume of 500-600 liters is also used large oak barrels "toneish" volume 25-35 thousand liters. As a result of the mixing of wines aged in "pipash" and "toneish" born elegant and harmonious port, to improve their quality in the bottle for decades. Niepoort company was awarded the prestigious award "Best Port Producers" in 2001 at the competition of Portuguese wines.