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%
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.
When the Niepoort family moved from Holland to the Douro region of Portugal in 1842, the rise of one of the great port houses of Porto begins. And in 1997, as the fifth generation to make fortified wines for the family business, Dirk Niepoort began a brand new rise. Considered a true Renaissance man, Dirk continues to make port using the same traditional methods as his ancestors.
Dirk has striven to improve the company's Vintage Ports; His vineyards were upgraded (notably most are farmed organically, without any pesticides and herbicides) and the winery completely revamped. As for the grape crushing, Dirk is a passionate advocate of the traditional method of 'treading' (by foot) to extract maximum flavour and colour. These efforts resulted in magnificent examples from recently declared years.
Niepoort Vintage Port has a style that can be appreciated when very young, though as it matures, the wine soon closes up and become as long-lived as any.
|Style||Port Wine/Fortified Wine|
|Serving Temperature||16 °C|
|Grape Variety||Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink/Keep|
|Wine Spectator||89 Points|
|Wine Enthusiast||88 Points|