The Wicklow Wine Company

Niepoort Colheita Vintage 1982

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Colheita Ports are Tawny Ports from a single vintage, aged in wood for at least seven years before being bottled. The Colheita Port is wonderful on its own at the end of a meal or on a cold winter afternoon in front of an open fireplace.

Following a very long cold winter and a relatively cool spring and early summer, it was only in September that the weather really picked up and fruit achieved full ripeness, so Vintage generally started late with some full bodied wines being made. Since then, a period of long ageing in small old oak casks (550l) in our cellars, under the watchful eye of the Niepoort Master Blender, José Nogueira, in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, has produced this wonderful wine.

Brown appearance with hints of orange. Apart from some nutty characters and spirit, the aroma is relatively subdued, but it most certainly comes to life on the palate with a voluptuous silky front palate, following through to a very bold structure and mellow spirity finish.

1982

Souzao, Tinta Francisca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Tinta Amarela

Oporto, Douro valley, Portugal

18-21°C

20.5

Oaked

Body of wine:

Full

Pairings:

Standard Bottle (750ml)

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