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Niepoort LBV 2008 Vintage

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Late Bottled Vintage 2008
This is perhaps the most iconic of our Ports. Dirk Niepoort calls it the "younger brother" of the Vintage Port, once the origin of the grapes and vinification methods are identical. Both are made from a selection of full-bodied wines of high quality, produced in a single year. The time this wine spends in large wooden vats ageing (4 years) allows it to mature and settle down, being ready to drink young and right after bottling.
VINIFICATION
The grapes used on the production of LBV 2008 are from selected parcels of vineyards with low yield in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro valley. Grapes were trodden in stone lagares and the wine was then transferred to Vila Nova de Gaia cellars where it matured in large wooden vats. At Niepoort the tradition is to bottle the LBV’s four years after the harvest to retain all the freshness and fruit, characteristic of these wines.
TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby colour, with a complex and concentrated aroma of red and black fruits. Notes of pepper and dark chocolate. On the palate it shows great concentration and volume with a firm structure but a superb soft silky texture. The great acidity provides freshness and balance to the wine. Long and pleasant finish. The wine can be enjoyed now, and will become more complex with further cellaring for a couple of decades. To fully benefit from its qualities we recommend it be decanted before serving. Serve with soft cheeses, mild blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts or even a pepper steak!
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
PRODUCER Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.
REGION Douro
SOIL TYPE Schist
VINEYARDS Vinha da Pisca, Vale do Pinhão and Ferrão
AVERAGE VINE AGE Over 70 years
GRAPE VARIETIES Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão and Tinta Roriz and others
VINES PER HA 4000 to 6000
HARVEST PERIOD September/October
HARVEST METHOD Hand picked
FERMENTATION Stone lagares / Foot Treading
BOTTLED 2012
AGEING Large old wooden vats
RESIDUAL SUGAR (G/DM3) 93
ALCOHOL (%) 20
BAUMÉ 2.9
PH 3.61
TOTAL ACIDITY (G/DM3) 4.54
PRODUCTION Aprox. 80.000 bottles
FOOD SUGGESTIONS
Sweet desserts suggestions: Chocolate desserts, specially dark chocolate. Cheese suggestions: Cheddar, Gouda, Brie. Meal suggestions: Spicy dishes with red meat or "wild animals", lamb and veal meat or peppersteack.

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