- Touriga Nacional
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Vintage Port is bottled within two years of the harvest date and is 100% wine from that harvest. The magic of Vintage port is different in every phase: as a young wine it captures the youthful fruit characters, then after 20 years or more the effects of the slow bottle age integration are revealed and finally after many decades the spirit dominates the wine.
Vintage Port is amazing in all the three phases. Maturation in the bottle is more reductive than cask ageing and the wine that results has a fruitiness and power which develops in the traditional black port bottle. The wine must be decanted. Serve at the end of a meal with cheese, especially blue cheese which goes really well.
This Dutch house was founded in 1842 and is in its fifth generation. Dirk Niepoort is one of the Douro boys and a pioneer of quality table wines in the Douro Valley. Niepoort is perhaps better known for its classic, well regarded port, but its dry red table wines combine freshness, acidity and balance with elegance and substance. In their own words their aim is “To preserve the niche product while making great table and port wines”.