REDOMA RED 2009 MAGNUM Wood Box

Redoma red expresses the Douro character as we understand it: the edgy tannins represent the wilderness and the steepness of the vineyards, the strong character, results from the mountain hard viticulture, the mineral notes...

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REDOMA RED 2009 MAGNUM Wood Box

Redoma red expresses the Douro character as we understand it: the edgy tannins represent the wilderness and the steepness of the vineyards, the strong character, results from the mountain hard viticulture, the mineral notes express the schist’s soils of the region, and the rich aroma, the sunny summer days. This was the first Douro wine produced by Niepoort in 1991, 20 years later many things have changed in Douro, but Redoma has kept its character. Produced from several north facing old vineyards over 60 years old, located in the Cima Corgo Region, the blends in the different vineyards include Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, and several others.

VINIFICATION

2009 was a very fresh year until the beginning of August. A good amount of water in the soil and a cold weather, unusual in the Douro Valley, was leading us to a long maturation season. But incredible high temperatures from 12th of August onwards, resulted in a very fast maturation process all over the region without any shrivel berry. Harvest started earlier, in the beginning of September. After a careful selection in the vineyards and winery, the grapes were fermented, partially in stainless steel small vats with long maceration and partially in traditional stone lagares where the grapes were gently foot treaded. In some of the wines, small amounts of stems were used in order to obtain a fresh character. 60% of the wine aged in French oak barrels and 40% in 2000 L oak vats where the malolactic fermentation occurred.

TASTING NOTES

Dark in color. Red and black fruit aromas with plenty of plums, cherries notes and balsamic herbaceous aromas reminding the native Mediterranean flora. Strong mineral character with a wet stone aroma, very rich and complex. The palate is firm, supported by a good acidity and great tannic structure, soft, with present tannins, very long and persistent.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PRODUCER

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

REGION

Douro

SOIL TYPE

Schist

VINEYARDS

Several old vineyards with mixed varieties

AVERAGE VINE AGE

60-120 years

GRAPE VARIETIES

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and others

VINES PER HA

6000

PRUNING METHOD

Guyot and Royat

ALT. FROM SEA LEVEL

100-400

HARVEST PERIOD

September

HARVEST METHOD

Hand picked

MALOLACTIC

Cask 

FERMENTATION

Stainless steel lagares

BOTTLED

August 2011

AGEING

21 months in French oak casks, 228l and 2000 L

DRY EXTRACT

28.9

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.3

ALCOHOL

14

PH

3.62 

TOTAL ACIDITY

5.27

VOLATILE ACIDITY

0.75

FREE SO2 AT BOTTLING

19

PRODUCTION

18 500 bottles

FOOD SUGGESTIONS

Spicy food, steak poivre, red meet, wild. Vegetarian suggestions: spicy dishes i.e. With mushroom.

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