Wine Niepoort, "Redoma" Branco, Douro, 2012
Wine crystal clear yellow-golden color.
The taste of wine is fresh, balanced, slightly smoky, with well integrated wood notes, with volume, complex and long finish.
Wine with a delicate aroma and crisp, in which mineral notes accompanied by hints of apricot and white fruit.
The wine is recommended to serve the baked fish and pasta with mushrooms.
The grapes for the production of white wine "Redoma", showing great richness, freshness and minerality, there is a small old vineyards planted with a variety of local white varieties, which is located at an altitude of 400-700 meters above sea level, on the right side of the river Douro. Age of vines - 60 years. Soil - slate that gives the wine minerality, tenderness and freshness.
2012 was marked by a lack of rain in the Douro region. In consequence of this growth cycle of the vine began 15 days later than in previous years. During maturation the weather was cooler than usual, but it allowed the grapes to reach a good level of acidity needed to create a fresh and balanced wine. At the winery the grapes underwent a thorough sorting and gentle pressing. Wort was decanted for 24 hours. Fermentation on fine lees took place in French oak barrels, but without batonnazha. Withstand the wine for 10 months in oak barrels and was bottled June 25, 2013.
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.