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Niepoort Redoma Tinto Douro
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Niepoort

Style

Red

Region

Portugal

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) The 2013 harvest began on 19 August, earlier than usual, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity and avoid high degrees of alcohol. It was a more productive year, around 25% better than 2012. The decision to start harvesting earlier turned out to be the right one, since the main vineyards had already been harvested before it started raining heavily on the 27th September. The grapes for Redoma Red 2013 are from old vines near Quinta de NĂ¡poles. After a careful selection on entering the cellar, the grapes were vinified with 50% stalks in a granite press, and trodden by foot. Redoma 2013, unlike the previous Redomas, made the malolactic fermentation and aged in large old wooden vats. 15.632 bottles were bottled in 29 July.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/03.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. The blueberry and fig flavors of this wine seem to come right out of the tannins, brisk and youthfully tense. The new oak influence merges with the potent mineral structure, diffusing some of its power with a layer of sweet chocolate. There's a lovely ripeness under the oak suggesting it should be at its best with several years of age.