Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Porto
Appellation: Porto
Wine type: Port
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: Touriga Nacional,Touriga Franca,Tinto Cão,Tinta Francisca,Tinta Amarela,Sousão,Tinta Roriz and others
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: The fruit for the ruby is sourced from vineyards in the Cima Corgo region with an average age in excess of 30 years.
Orientation: A mix of different orientations depending on the vineyard.
Soil: Schist
Viticulture: practicing organic, hand harvested
Vinification: foot trodden in lagares prior to fermentation.
Aging: aged in large wooden vats at the Niepoort lodges in Gaia.
Notes: At Niepoort we believe that the color of the port should be inspired by the "rubi stone" (instead of black dark colour Ruby). Niepoort Ruby is is a fresh, young and fruity (lot's of red cherries and red fruits!). An expressive port with great character. Ruby keeps well for several years, although the wine will not improve with age. No decanting is necessary since the wine contains no sediment. Dark red in color with a fresh vibrant aroma of dark fruits which follows through on the palate along with an almost mineral character, a youthful wine with good extract and great balance, offering superb "drinkability". Ready to drink now after a meal on its own or with soft cheeses.