Wine Niepoort, "Drink me", Douro, 2011
Wine of deep ruby color.
Fresh, fruity wine has a good muscular structure, bright mineral acidity, notes of dark cherry and black berries, ripe citrus tones interesting, smooth texture, a long spicy finish.
Generous aroma of the wine is filled with bright notes of red and black fruits and surrounded by spicy shades.
The wine goes well with white meat, chicken, vegetables, and vegetarian dishes.
Wine is made from grapes Turiga Nacional, Turiga Frank, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Cao. Thanks to this blend, it features an incredible fruitiness and freshness. Beautiful vineyards in the Douro valley with a total area of 30 hectares were acquired Niport in 1988. Here there are mostly old vines, to create "Drink of" used with the yield of 10-40 year old vines. Company Niepoort completely eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which not only degrade the quality of the wines, but also adversely affect the ecology of vineyards. Aging wine is 14 months, carried out in stainless steel tanks (75%) and only 25% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels.
Niepoort winery was founded in 1842 Niport family - originally from the Netherlands. Now the company is headed by Dirk Niport - the fifth generation of the family, enjoys strong reputation among winemakers. Thanks to the coordinated teamwork, hard work and professionalism of the company under his leadership has made great strides.
In 2007, the company has completed the construction of the winery on a hillside next to the old building. The main challenge for the architect to find a clever way to integrate a huge building in the beautiful landscape. The site is located on a hilltop, overlooking the river and valley. Therefore, the first thought was to make the building visible. To enter the plant in the landscape, the main part of the building is located underground, and exterior walls covered with natural stone (shale), which is a traditional material for the walls of the terraces. The concept of the plant is very minimalist: a minimum of materials, a minimum of parts. Walls, floors and ceilings of buildings constructed of architectural concrete and metal parts are made of steel. All floors are connected by an elevator. In order to save resources, the company tends to reduce energy consumption, which becomes necessary because the temperature in the storage compartments should be maintained at 15 ° C throughout the year. From the tasting room overlooks a large patio and terrace - the river.
Family tradition, enthusiasm, commitment and innovative ideas of the company Niport unconditionally complement each other, providing a healthy balance between the centuries-old tradition and innovation.