Niepoort Colheita 1997
Touriga Nacional | Touriga Franca | Tinto Cão | Tinta Francisca | Tinta Amarela | Sousão | Tinta Roriz | Outras
Colheita Ports are Tawny Ports from a single year, aged in the classic 550 L Pipas, for a minimum period of 7 years, but it is Niepoort’s tradition to age Colheita Ports a few more years prior to bottling. These Ports go well with egg-based or dried fruit desserts and on its own at the end of a meal. The viticultural year 1997 was untypical. After a very dry winter, with a hot February, the spring was rainy and very cold until May. However, the long hot, and dry summer allowed a complete and ideal ripeness of the grapes, giving rich full-bodied, and tannic wines, some of them of exceptional quality. It is a year of classic and generalized declaration of Vintage Port.