Colheita Ports are Tawnies which come from a single vintage and are aged in 550 L old barrels for a minimum period of 7 years prior to bottling. This wine is a delicious way to end off a meal and also matches very well with desserts, dried fruit or as an aperitif served with foie gras.
After several very dry winters, 2006/07 allowed the replenishment of the water levels in the soils. In 2007 at Vale de Mendiz, the harvest began on 14 September, and despite a brief storm on 16 September and light rainfall towards the end of the month the harvest took place under excellent weather conditions. During fermentation, the musts were already showing powerful and dense colour as well as beautiful natural acidity, which allowed us to forgo any significant adjustments. The grapes were foot-stomped in lagares and aged in our cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, in 550L pipa barrels. At Niepoort, we bottle our Colheita Ports after a minimum maturation period of 10 years, and the 2007 vintage was no exception, with the first bottling taking place in March 2018.
An intense brick-red colour with chestnut hues accompanies mouth-watering fresh aromas of candied fruit, particularly plums and figs, as well as a touch of smokiness. The palate is refreshing, with good acidity and abundant fruit, leading to a dry, elegant and seductively long finish.
- Residual Sugar: 107 (g/dm3)
- Alcohol: 19.16%
- Toral Acidity: 4.73 (g/dm3)