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NIEPOORT Turris tº 2016 - Douro
- Type:Red Wine
- Brand: NIEPOORT
- Product Code:NIEPOORT Turris tº 2016 - Douro
- EAN: 5603977102644
- Availability:In Stock
- Volume:750 ml
- Sulfites: Yes
The grapes from the “Torre” vineyard have always been intended for the “Batuta”, as they add to the complexity and depth of this wine in a very special way. However, in 2012, Dirk Niepoort decided to fulfil his dream and vinify this unique vine..
The grapes from the “Torre” vineyard have always been intended for the “Batuta”, as they add to the complexity and depth of this wine in a very special way. However, in 2012, Dirk Niepoort decided to fulfil his dream and vinify this unique vineyard separately for the first time.
The TURRIS is therefore a wine from the Cima Corgo region, more specifically from a very old South-facing vineyard whose vines are more than 130 years old and grow completely untrained. After maturing for 20 months in over 60-year-old Fuder barrels originating from the Mosel region, the wine then spent a further 18 months maturing in bottle.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, with 25% of the stalks. The must remained in contact with the cap for 5 weeks, which allowed for a very gentle maceration and kept extraction under control.
The “Turris” was matured for 20 months in two 1000-litre German Fuder barrels, both more than 60 years old. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
While its youthful and intense colour , this wine offers deep aromas, great complexity and a crystalline minerality. It impresses with its purity and finesse, delighting with fresh red berry notes as well as hints of spice. On the palate, the wine is fresh and velvety, vibrating with tension. The balance between its minerality and tannin structure results in an incomparable complexity and elegance, culminating in its lasting, elegant and expressive finish. It is “chewy” without being heavy – a wine that takes us on a journey to a bygone era.
Production: 3500 bottles