Niepoort Colheita Vintage 2007
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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.
After several very dry winters, 2006/07 allowed the replenishment of the water levels in the soils. In 2007 at Vale de Mendiz, the harvest began on 14 September, and despite a brief storm on 16 September and light rainfall towards the end of the month the harvest took place under excellent weather conditions. During fermentation, the musts were already showing powerful and dense colour as well as beautiful natural acidity, which allowed us to forgo any significant adjustments. The grapes were foot-stomped in lagares and aged in our cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, in 550L pipa barrels. At Niepoort, we bottle our Colheita Ports after a minimum maturation period of 10 years, and the 2007 vintage was no exception, with the first bottling taking place in March 2018.
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.
Souzao, Tinta Francisca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Tinta Amarela
Oporto, Douro valley, Portugal
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Standard Bottle (750ml)