Pierre Hourlier Wines

Vintage Port: Niepoort Colheita 1937


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Colheitas are dated Tawnies aged in small casks. The minimum age requirement is 7 years, but the tradition at Niepoort is to age several more years before bottling. The wine takes on a Tawny hue. Wood and nutty tones are evident on the palate due to the wine’s slow ageing in old casks. This particular vintage is from 1937.

Region Porto
Appellation Douro
Style Red
Producer Niepoort
Grapes Touriga Nacional
Pairing Aperitif.
Keeping Several years.
Vinification Aged in small casks.
Bottle 75cl
Volume 20.0%
Niepoort Niepoort ports are a Dutch family established in Portugal since the 18th Century and producing quality rather than quantity. Niepoort has been described as “the Rolls Royce of Port”. 

My first experience with Niepoort goes back to 1975, when armed with courage and conviction, I met in Oporto about 10 different potential suppliers and Niepoort was my lucky choice. Rolf the father and then Dirk carried on supplying Hourlier Wines with constant high standards. This is our only non French product. Non je ne regrette rien!