Pierre Hourlier Wines

Port: Niepoort Tawny


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Brick red / tawny in colour, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits.

On the palate, very well balanced with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish.

Region Porto
Appellation Douro
Style Red
Producer Niepoort
Grapes Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousao, Tinta Roriz and others.
Pairing Aperitif.
Keeping Several years.
Vinification Niepoort tawny, with an average age of three and a half years, originates from low yielding vineyards in the Cima corgo region of the Douro Valley. The grapes are predominantly trodden in lagares, prior to ageing in small old oak 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!