Wine Niepoort, "Batuta", Douro, 2008
The wine is dark ruby color.
The wine has a fruity taste amazing concentration, with powerful tannins, which still need time to round. Aftertaste - long, with a touch of balsamic.
The aroma of wine veiled tones of red berries, currants and cherries, balsamic and spicy notes, well-defined mineral and smoky shades.
The wine is ideal for red meat, game and cheeses.
Wine "Batuta" from the company Niport was first released in 1999 in order to demonstrate the impressive elegance of the Douro wines. Name "Batuta" means "baton" and is very suitable for this wine, which is a perfect combination of power, elegantnochti, perfect harmony and the great potential of aging. Wine made from a variety of red grape varieties collected from vines whose age is between 70 and 100 years. The wine is aged for 21 months in small French oak 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.
Dominated by low yielding vineyards on the vine ripe old age of 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.