N.V. Niepoort Tawny Porto

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Douro
Country: Portugal
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 19.5%
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Grape Variety:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, and Tinta Roriz.

Winery Nores:
When the Niepoort family moved from Holland to the Douro region of Portugal in 1842, the rise of one of the great Port houses of Oporto began. And in 1997, as the fifth generation to make fortified wines for the family business, Dirk Niepoort began a brand new rise. Considered a true Renaissance man, Dirk continues to make Port using the same traditional methods as his ancestors, while also leading the way as one of Portugal's most innovative, creative and exciting producers of dry table wine. Dirk started making table wine because, well, he likes to drink table wine. As it turns out, he is rather good at it. He and his sister, Verena, make 11 Douro wines (red, white and rosé) at a variety of price points. During the past 25 years, they put both the family estate and the entire region on the map for wine. Dirk is a pioneer of modern approaches-creating artistic labels and new marketing and selling practices-but with a healthy respect for traditional, classic methods of winemaking. Niepoort spares no expense in creating wines that match their high-quality Port siblings.

"To produce a port wine with a fine and balanced flavor, Niepoort Tawny ages in oak casks for 3.5 years. Freshness, lightness and balance are the key elements of this wine. A Port easy to drink on any occasion. This tawny port is brick red/tawny in color, with delicate nutty aromas and a hint of dried fruits. On the palate, very well integrated with a youthful fruity, luscious character, which integrates well with a long spirity finish."