Batuta is a wine of extreme, from all the Niepoort wines, is the one that demonstrates the most discrete behavior; the tannins are present but are fine and elegant, the aroma is very rich and intense but never exuberant, has plenty of concentration from the old Douro vineyards but is fresh and elegant. North facing very old vineyards from Quinta do Carril are the main source for Batuta, but the grapes also come from older vines (about 100 years old) near Quinta de Nápoles. Batuta results from a very delicate vinification, where the alcoholic maceration is led to the limit and where all details are taken into account in order to obtain this very complex, fine and elegant wine.
Very intense deep color. Great complexity on the aroma, with strong black fruit aromas and spicy notes of black and green pepper. Elegant, with mineral and smoked aromas. Very rich on the palate but showing freshness and purity; subtle, with intense fruit flavours and an impressive acidity. Tannins are perfectly integrated with great persistent in a long lasting end. Very long ageing potential.
Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.
Several old vineyards with mixed varieties
AVERAGE VINE AGE
Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, , and others