Niepoort Tawny Dee, with an average age of three and a half years, originates from low yielding vineyards in the Cima corgo region of the Douro Valley. The grapes are predominantly trodden in lagares, prior to ageing in small old oak casks at our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Brick red/tawny in colour, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits.
On the palate, very well balanced with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish.
PRODUCERNiepoort (Vinhos) S.A.REGIONDouroSOIL TYPESchistVINEYARDSVinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhão and FerrãoAVERAGE VINE AGEOver 30 yearsGRAPE VARIETIESTouriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and othersVINES PER HA4000 – 6000PRUNING METHODGuyot and RoyatHARVEST PERIODSeptember / OctoberHARVEST METHODHand pickedFERMENTATIONLagares/Foot TreadingAGEINGSmall old oak casks (550 L)RESIDUAL SUGAR95.9ALCOHOL20BAUMÉ3.3PH3.52TOTAL ACIDITY3.99FOOD SUGGESTIONSSweet desserts suggestions: Nuts and nut-based desserts (pecan pie, fruitcake, hazelnut torte), fruitbased tarts (apple pie), and burnt sugar preparations (crème brûlée, crème caramel). Cheese suggestions: Non-blue cheeses (manchego, smoked gouda, gruyere).