NIEPOORT BATUTA 2013
Touriga Franca | Tinta Roriz | Rufete | Malvazia Preta | Old Vines
It was first released in 1999 with the intention of revealing an impressive yet elegant Douro wine. "Batuta", meaning the baton used by na orchestral conductor, proved to be the perfect name. The main source of grapes for Batuta are from Quinta do Carril vineyards, with over 70 years old and situated on a north-facing slope, which enables ripening to be slow and balanced. The grapes come also from other old vines (around 100 years old), near Quinta de Nápoles.
Ageing: 22 months in French oak barrels (25% new)