Pierre Hourlier Wines

Port: Niepoort Dry White


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Tasting Notes

Golden / brown in colour with a delightful aroma of nuts and almonds which comes through on the palate with a fresh concentrated spirity finish, from extended ageing in small old oak barrels.

Port Info
Region Porto
Appellation Douro
Style White
Producer Niepoort
Grapes Codega, Rabigato, Viosinho, Arinto, Gouveio.
Pairing Aperitif.
Keeping Several years.
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 their cellars in Gaia for at least 3.5 Years before bottling.
Bottle 75cl
Volume 20.0%
Producer
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!