Niepoort Porto Crusted NV 750ml

size
750ml
country
Portugal
region
Porto
WA
91
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The NV Bioma Vinha Velha Crusted Port is a declassified 2012, bottled in 2014 (which date identifies this NV bottling). It comes in with a long cork (a VERY long cork, if you're looking) and 70 grams of residual sugar. It is kept in pipes and bottled a bit later than normal. It tastes sweeter than that residual sugar statistic but not too sweet. Velvety, sexy and simply delicious, this doesn't have the power of a Vintage Port, although it has some moderate tannic support. This organic vineyard tends to produce very exuberant wines. So, too, here. For sex appeal and hedonism, this is a marvel. The caressing texture makes it very sensual. For all of that, this has good supporting acidity. You can easily drink this now, but there is no rush. How long does this last, I wondered to Dirk Niepoort. "Forever," he said, easily 50 years. He may well be right, but let's show a little conservatism for the moment. ... More details
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Niepoort Porto Crusted NV 750ml

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WA
91
WA
91
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The NV Bioma Vinha Velha Crusted Port is a declassified 2012, bottled in 2014 (which date identifies this NV bottling). It comes in with a long cork (a VERY long cork, if you're looking) and 70 grams of residual sugar. It is kept in pipes and bottled a bit later than normal. It tastes sweeter than that residual sugar statistic but not too sweet. Velvety, sexy and simply delicious, this doesn't have the power of a Vintage Port, although it has some moderate tannic support. This organic vineyard tends to produce very exuberant wines. So, too, here. For sex appeal and hedonism, this is a marvel. The caressing texture makes it very sensual. For all of that, this has good supporting acidity. You can easily drink this now, but there is no rush. How long does this last, I wondered to Dirk Niepoort. "Forever," he said, easily 50 years. He may well be right, but let's show a little conservatism for the moment.
Winery
Crusted is traditionally wine of vintage quality that is blended from 2 or 3 harvests and bottled without fining or filtering so it will have sediment in the bottle. It can be consumed young but will also benefit from aging. With a brilliant dark red appearance and good depth on the rim, the wine also shows classic aromas of dark plums, cherries and mint. On the palate, grainy tannins dominate along with dark chocolate notes. It is a great blend of years, with the 2011 component dominating, but offering a more seductive and exuberant character compared to the finer 2011 Niepoort Vintage. Certainly a superb wine to drink now or to age for several decades.
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size
750ml
country
Portugal
region
Porto
Overview
Rated 91 - The NV Bioma Vinha Velha Crusted Port is a declassified 2012, bottled in 2014 (which date identifies this NV bottling). It comes in with a long cork (a VERY long cork, if you're looking) and 70 grams of residual sugar. It is kept in pipes and bottled a bit later than normal. It tastes sweeter than that residual sugar statistic but not too sweet. Velvety, sexy and simply delicious, this doesn't have the power of a Vintage Port, although it has some moderate tannic support. This organic vineyard tends to produce very exuberant wines. So, too, here. For sex appeal and hedonism, this is a marvel. The caressing texture makes it very sensual. For all of that, this has good supporting acidity. You can easily drink this now, but there is no rush. How long does this last, I wondered to Dirk Niepoort. "Forever," he said, easily 50 years. He may well be right, but let's show a little conservatism for the moment.
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Region: Porto

Porto, situated in the Douro Valley of Portugal, has long been recognized as a vitally important center for viticulture and wine production. Of course, the city itself is most readily associated with the beautifully aromatic and utterly delicious Port wines, which have been continually popular around the world since the 18th century. The wineries in and around Porto know that their terroir is highly special, with a wonderful mix of gravelly and clay based soils, packed full of minerals carried by the river that flows through it. This, combined with the hot and sunny climate, creates perfect conditions for high quality grape cultivation, and there are dozens of varietals which thrive in and around Porto, many of which are used for making the famous fortified wines.
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Country: Portugal

Portugal has been an important center for wine production ever since the Phoenicians and Carthaginians discovered that the many native grape varietals that grow in the country could be cultivated for making excellent wines. After all, Portugal has something of an ideal wine producing climate and terrain; lush green valleys, dry, rocky mountainsides and extremely fertile soil helped by long, hot summers and Atlantic winds. Today, such a climate and range of terroir produces an impressive variety of wines, with the best wines said to be coming out of the Douro region, the Alentejo and the Colares region near Lisbon. Portugal has an appellation system two hundred years older than France's, and much effort is made by regulating bodies to ensure that the quality of the country's produce remains high, and the wines remain representative of the regions they are grown in.
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Region: Porto

Porto, situated in the Douro Valley of Portugal, has long been recognized as a vitally important center for viticulture and wine production. Of course, the city itself is most readily associated with the beautifully aromatic and utterly delicious Port wines, which have been continually popular around the world since the 18th century. The wineries in and around Porto know that their terroir is highly special, with a wonderful mix of gravelly and clay based soils, packed full of minerals carried by the river that flows through it. This, combined with the hot and sunny climate, creates perfect conditions for high quality grape cultivation, and there are dozens of varietals which thrive in and around Porto, many of which are used for making the famous fortified wines.
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Country: Portugal

Portugal has been an important center for wine production ever since the Phoenicians and Carthaginians discovered that the many native grape varietals that grow in the country could be cultivated for making excellent wines. After all, Portugal has something of an ideal wine producing climate and terrain; lush green valleys, dry, rocky mountainsides and extremely fertile soil helped by long, hot summers and Atlantic winds. Today, such a climate and range of terroir produces an impressive variety of wines, with the best wines said to be coming out of the Douro region, the Alentejo and the Colares region near Lisbon. Portugal has an appellation system two hundred years older than France's, and much effort is made by regulating bodies to ensure that the quality of the country's produce remains high, and the wines remain representative of the regions they are grown in.