Vineyard: The vineyards used for this tawny are Vinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhao and Ferrao all in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro. The average age of the vines is in excess of 60 years old.
Orientation: Each of the vineyards has a different orientation.
Viticulture: practicing organic, harvest is done by hand
Vinification: foot trodden in lagares
Aging: The wine is aged in small old casks (550L) in their cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia over many years. The balanced marriage of the different characteristics and diverse ages is the art of the Niepoort master blender Jose Nogueira.
Notes: Brick red/brown appearance interspersed with Orange hues with good depth of color. Fabulous
aromas of crystalized fruit and dried apricots which come through on the palate along with a smooth well integrated nutty alcoholic character on the finish.
Publication: Wine Spectator
A vibrant tawny, with a rich array of dried citrus, apricot and hazelnut flavors that are backed by plenty of fresh acidity. Features white chocolate on the finish. Drink now.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 93 (WE)
A deliciously satisfying wood-aged Port. It has an intense fruitiness, with layers of acidity and oxidated notes. It’s concentrated, yet shows lightness and poise. Wine Enthusiast