Pierre Hourlier Wines

Port: Niepoort White


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Tasting Notes

Brilliant golden/brown colour with a fresh nutty aroma and delicate subdued fruit. Medium sweet on the palate, interacting perfectly with the spirit which in turn gives a superb structure to the wine.

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. Following fortification with grape brandy, the wine spends a year ageing in large old oak vats, prior to at least three years in small old oak casks.
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!