Niepoort Dry White Port

22.00

Niepoort is a Portuguese winery that was founded in 1842. It is currently run by Dirk Niepoort, fifth generation of the family it is named after. They use traditional Portuguese techniques such as grape treading, fermentation in cement tanks or aging in pipes, 550-litre port-aging barrels, whilst also using new technologies that ensure the grapes are handled with care. The winery has vines in different locations, some of which are over 100 years old, and an aging cellar in the town of Vila Nova de Gaia.

The Niepoort Dry White vines have an average age of 30 years old and are planted in shale soils. The planting density of the plots ranges from 4,000 to 6,000 plants per hectare and the harvest is carried out manually to take the best care of the grapes.

Serve as an aperitif, but it also goes down a treat as a dessert wine or simply on its own at the end of a meal

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Dark Straw
Nose Aroma of nuts and almonds
Palate Nuts and almonds again with a fresh concentrated spirity finish, from extended ageing in small old oak barrels.

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Côdega, Rabigato, Viosinho, Arinto and Gouveio(Godello)
Alcohol % 19.50%
Style Silky full bodied White
Estate/Producer Niepoort
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage Non-Vintage
Vinification The white grapes undergo long skin maceration, occasionally with foot treading in lagares, with fermentation carrying on to near dryness, before the addition of pure grape brandy. Ageing is carried in small old oak casks in our cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for at least 3.5 years before bottling.
Closure Traditional Port Cork Top
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Not built for ageeing but it won’t go off if not opened and it is stored properly

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