Niepoort Colheita Port 2007 is a single vintage Tawny Port from one of Portugal’s great Tawny Port specialists.
Niepoort is a family company now in its fifth generation and presently managed by Dirk Niepoort. Despite being the second smallest shippers in the trade they are second to none in quality. Already famous for their classic tawny ports, they have now joined the ranks of the great producers of Vintage Port. In recent years Niepoort are also recognised as one of the foremost producers of top Douro table wines with wines such as Batuta, Charme and Turris.
As with all Niepoort Colheita Ports, Niepoort Colheita Port 2007 is a dated (vintage) tawny Port aged in cask. The minimum age requirement is 7 year, but the tradition at Niepoort is to age their Colheita Ports for at least 10 years prior to release. As the wine is slowly and gently aged in cask, the wine takes on a tawny hue and woody and nutty tones become evident on the palate and cooked and dried fruit flavours develop.
The grapes for Niepoort Colheita Port 2007 are hand picked from vineyards with schistous soils located in Vale do Pinhão and Ferrão which have an average age of over 60 years old. The grapes are a typical Douro Field Blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others. The grapes were trodden in “lagares” at Vale de Mendiz and the Port was matured in small, old oak casks at Niepoort’s lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Please note that Colheita Port is filtered at bottling and does not need decanting.