Wine Type: Port Wine (Fortified)
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others
Aging Potential: Drink now till 2025.
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 19.5%
At Niepoort we believe that the colour of the Port should be inspired by the "ruby stone". Ruby ages an average of 3 years. The grapes come from old vineyards in Cima Corgo region of Douro Valley. The wine ages in large wooden casks at Niepoort cellars, in Vila Nova de Gaia. Niepoort Ruby is fresh, young and fruity. 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. Serve after a meal, by itself or with soft cheese
- Dark red in colour
- Aroma of dark fruits
- Palate along with a mineral character, a youthful wine with good extract and great balance, offering superb "drinkability".
The business and estate are now run by Marisol and Javier’s four children: Marisol, Vicki, Javier and Santiago. I toured the Estate with Marisol, the one who is most involved in the viticultural endeavors of their Estate, when I was in Rias Baixas.