Niepoort Vintage 2003
Variety: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others
This vintage continues Niepoort tradition to create balanced ports with great concentration but simultaneosly fine and delicate. At Niepoort' we predict that this vintage will be one of the finest in decades...
Fine, elegant, mineral but not balsamic. The taste continues fine, agressive and with tannins, rich but not excessive and with a long final. Impressive finesse even though robust.
In 2003 the harvest had very hot days and also very humid days. The production was high but with small
grapes that produced concentrated tannins and colour. Overriped and dry grapes were taken out to reassure the finesse of the wine. Vinha da Pisca, (very old vineyard), with notes of coffee and black berries gave the final blend the desired finesse.