Grape: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Franco
Tasting Notes: Plum, Blueberry. Vanilla, Violet
Niepoort was founded in 1842 and has always been a family-managed company. Fifth-generation leader Dirk Niepoort joined the firm in 1987 and vastly increased its influence on the Portuguese wine scene. Under his leadership, Niepoort has acquired vineyards in the Douro, invested heavily in non-fortified wine production, and became a worldwide recognized brand.
Meduim to full body, dry with remarkable acidity balancing the alcohol and fine tannins. Concenrated but not jammy. Violet, blackberry, oak, vanilla, black cherry, black currants plums, white pepper, licorice, tobacco, and leather on the palate. Niepoort suggested that this could easily age for 15 years or more. Pair with roast duck.