Wine Niepoort, "Redoma" Branco, Douro, 2010
Wine golden brown.
The wine has a dense, full-bodied taste with notes of white fruit, citrus, noticeable bitter almonds, lots of colors and cask finish expectancy.
Mineral aroma of the wine is filled with notes of citrus, white flowers and oak.
The wine is recommended to serve the baked fish and pasta with mushrooms.
The grapes for the production of white wine "Redoma", showing more saturated, freshness and minerality, there is a small old vineyards planted with a variety of local white varieties, which is located at an altitude of 400-700 meters above sea level, on the right side of the river Douro. Age of vines - 60 years. After thorough sorting pressed grapes without maceration and allowed to cool for 24 hours. Further, there is a natural fermentation in French oak barrels at 18 ° C. The wine is aged on the lees for 9 months in the same barrels.
A small wine company Niport, produces some of the best port, was founded in 1842 Niport family - originally from the Netherlands. Now the company is headed by a representative of the fifth generation of the family - the famous Dirk Niport, has earned high international prestige among winemakers. For a long time the family Niport purchased grapes from small farms located in the valley of kicks. But in 1988, the company purchased a vineyard, two of the highest category "A" with a total area of 30 hectares: Chianti Chianti and do Carril de Napolesh. Beyond that, the company manages another farm - Quinta do Passadoru.
In the vineyards of Niepoort dominated low yielding vines venerable age from 40 to 70 years old and some even more than 100 years. Niport adheres to the traditional method of vinification port. Here, as in the old days, workers crushed grapes feet in huge vats of granite "lagares" that allows you to get rich tannins and pigments port. Upon exposure of wines together with small barrels expensive "pipash" volume of 500-600 liters is also used large oak barrels "toneish" volume 25-35 thousand liters. As a result of the mixing of wines aged in "pipash" and "toneish" born elegant and harmonious port, to improve their quality in the bottle for decades. Niepoort company was awarded the prestigious award "Best Port Producers" in 2001 at the competition of Portuguese wines.