Vintage Port: Niepoort Colheita 2004 - Pierre Hourlier Wines
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Vintage Port: Niepoort Colheita 2004

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Tasting Notes

The wine displays a beautiful, brilliant chestnut colour with russet hints. Its incredibly intense and rich aromas feature dried fruit, candied fruit and caramel. The palate offers a smooth and fresh mouthfeel, carried by a beautiful acidity and distinct notes of dried fruit, culminating in a very long, elegant and velvety finish.

Wine Info
Region Porto
Appellation Douro
Style Red
Producer Niepoort
Grapes
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others
Pairing Pair with dried or preserved fruit, almond tart or desserts based on eggs, coffee or vanilla. Alternatively, serve chilled as an aperitif.
Keeping Several years.
Vinification

Winter 2003/2004 was very dry, with only a third of the rainfall recorded compared to the previous winter. The lack of water at the beginning of the vegetative cycle reduced the risk of disease, however, the major concern was that the vines would not have sufficient water reserves in the soil to fully mature the grapes towards the end of the ripening phase. Fortunately, the harvest occurred under perfect weather conditions, from start to finish.

The grapes of the 2004 Colheita stem from low-yielding vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro Valley. The fruit was foot-stomped in lagares in our Vale de Mendiz cellar. Ageing took place in 550L pipa barrels at Vila Nova de Gaia. At Niepoort, we bottle our Colheita Ports after a minimum maturation period of 10 years, but the 2004 vintage was aged for even longer thanks to the excellent quality of the wine and its ageing potential. The first bottling took place in March 2018.

Bottle 75cl
Volume 20.0%

Niepoort

    
Niepoort ports are a Dutch family established in Portugal since the 18th Century and producing quality rather than quantity. Niepoort has been described as “the Rolls Royce of Port”.
  
My first experience with Niepoort goes back to 1975, when armed with courage and conviction, I met in Oporto about 10 different potential suppliers and Niepoort was my lucky choice. Rolf the father and then Dirk carried on supplying Hourlier Wines with constant high standards. This is our only non French product. Non je ne regrette rien!


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