The Niepoort Redoma Reserva 2012 is made with grapes from ancient 80-year old vines, planted at an altitude of 600 metres in mica schist soils. Since its creation in 1995, the main aim of producing this wine has been to express the character of the Douro old vineyards.
Made from a blend of indigenous Portugese grapes (Rabigato, Códega, Donzelinho, Arinto and others) from very old vines, up to 80 years old. The wine is fermented in 2258L french oak, before ageing for 10 months on its lees with no batonnage. At the end of the ageing period, the best barrels are chosen, considering their minerality and complexity; it is not necessarily those with the most expressive aromas that are selected, but those they consider to have the greatest ageing potential.
Tasting note on the Niepoort website.