2016 Niepoort Turris Vinho do Douro
Fulfilling a Dirk Niepoort’s dream, Turris is a wine made from an old vineyard with more than 130 years without any pruning method, facing south, in Cima Corgo, Douro. After maturing for 16 months in over 60-year-old Fuder barrels originating from the Mosel region, the wine then spent a further 20 months maturing in bottle. The appearanve is a vivid violet colour with ruby hints. Spicy aromas with notes of pink peppercorn and plenty of minerality mingle with hints of cassis and graphite from the schist soils. The palate impresses with electric tension and elegance as well as a lingering finish. The Turris 2016 is a wine which distinguishes itself through its complexity and the unique character of an ancient Douro vineyard. Serve with Spicy dishes, peppered steak, and red meat.