It has a voluptuous nose with great fruit, but also very spicy and peppery. On the palate, this port is highly concentrated, with huge structure, and massive, but sexy, tannins. A Vintage Port of power, elegance, and balance. Once again, at Niepoort, they believe that they have produced Vintage Port to last for decades to come.
All the components for the 2011 Vintage Port were trodden by foot in circular granite lagares at our Port winery in Vale de Mendiz. As usual for a vintage of this quality, they included almost 100% stems in the vinification. The component Ports were racked soon after harvest, and aged in ‘toneis’ in the Douro over the winter, before moving them to Vila Nova de Gaia in March 2012. From there, we re-tasted extensively in order to find the ideal wines for a 2011 Niepoort Vintage Port. The final blend then rested again in ‘toneis’ at our Lodges in Gaia, until bottling in May 2013.
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