The vivid ruby red Niepoort Fabelhaft Douro Tinto shows purple reflections and shimmers in the glass with medium density colour. The lively fragrant nose of this red wine cuvée from Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and other grape varieties convinces with fresh, deep and very intense aromas of wild berries, juicy blackberries and some plum. Sweet spices and spicy tea leaves blend harmoniously with the balsamic character of Fabelhaft Douro Tinto.
On the palate, the Fabelhaft Tinto reveals an elegant, voluminous and youthfully fresh taste with a perceptible mineral profile. A beautiful, lively fruit acid and soft tannins complete the balanced palate feeling.
In the Fabelhaft Tinto, not only the content but also the appearance of the red wine bottle is remarkable. For this, Dirk Niepoort chose a story by Wilhelm Busch, currently that of the raven Hans Huckebein. His life came to a bad end, not least through the consumption of alcohol, and has coined the term "unlucky raven" to this day. Fables like Huckebein's are the reason why Niepoort named this wine series Fabelhaft - and they taste like that!
With Fabelhaft Tinto, Dirk Niepoort has proven that red wines full of character from Portugal are possible at a fair price. Not only that, with his Wilhelm Busch label he has also created a wine that is immediately recognizable.
Vinification of the Fabelhaft Tinto
The harvest starts at the beginning of September, when the grapes for the Fabelhaft Douro wines are harvested with a focus on freshness, acidity and fruit. Overripe grapes should be avoided for the Fabelhaft Douro Tinto.
After selecting the grapes in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented. After the fermentation the wine matured to 15% for 12 months barriques of French oak (second allocation).
Food recommendation for the Fabelhaft wine Tinto from Niepoort
Enjoy this Portuguese red wine with pasta with spicy vegetable or meat sauces, with pizza and with beef or pork dishes.
Awards for the Niepoort Fabelhaft Douro Tinto
- Falstaff: 91 points for 2017
- Weinwirtschaft trade magazine: Red wine of the year 2009, 2011 and 2015
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||5,1|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||0,9|
|Region:||Douro & Porto (PT)|
|Sub region:||Douro DOC (POR)|
|Occasion & Theme:||balcony/ patio , gift for good friends , cooking with friends , gift for customers , romantic dinner|
|Grape Variety:||Tempranillo , Touriga Franca , Touriga Nacional , Trincadeira Preta|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOC Denominação de Origem Controlada|
|Awards:||Falstaff - 91 points|
|Soil & Location:||terraces , slate|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||12|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , spicy , mineral|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||silky , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||modern , fragrant , complex|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Red Wine Glass , Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , artistic , innovative , modern|
|Bottle size in L:||5,0 Jeroboam|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||7|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14|
|Allergens and ingredients:||Contains Sulphites and Sulphur Dioxide|
|Distributor:||Niepoort Vinhos S.A. - Rua Cândido dos Reis 670 - 4400-071 Vila Nova de Gaia - Portugal|