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Niepoort RUBY Port

Douro, Portugal

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Robust and fiery with lashings of blackberry, caramel and cinnamon flavours bound up in its ample frame. Sweet and fruity, with a trademark spirity finish. 

Enjoy this fun-loving wine on its own or with peppered steak, dark chocolate or blue cheese.

Niepoort is an independent family business that dates from 1842. After 5 generations it is headed today by the high-profile Dirk Niepoort.

RUBY is the most widely produced style of port. The term 'Ruby' isn't actually officially regulated; until the 1960s, it just indicated a bulk-produced port. However, the trade now seems to have reached a consensus on the style; youthful, fiery and fruity. Unlike Vintage, Ruby is a blend of young wines from multiple vintages. As they are filtered, and sometimes pasteurized, Ruby Ports don't improve in bottle, or require decanting.

From low-yielding vines (average age 30 years) grown in mineral-rich schist soils in the Cima Corga subregion of Portugal's Douro valley. The blend is a classic Port mix of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) and others. The grapes were hand-harvested and trodden by foot in stone lagares (troughs).






Alcohol: 20%
Style: Sweet, high-alcohol, fruity
Closure: Cork
Drink by: Within 3 years of purchase

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