Porto, IVDP Selo de Garantia
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca,Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz
Vineyards & Viticulture
Vines come from low-yielding vineyards in the Cima Corgo region with a vine age in excess of 30 years.
Harvest & Vinification
At Niepoort, they believe the color of Port should be akin to the ruby gem, instead of a black dark color, hence the name. The grapes are manually harvested, received in 25 kilo holders at the Vale de Mendiz, then foot-trodden in round, temperature-controlled granite lagares for four hours every day after harvest by 25-30 people. Wine is then fortified after 50% of fermentation is complete with brandy spirit, then aged in large old oak casks at Vila Nova de Gaia for 3 years.