Another classic vintage for Niepoort! The 2019 is bursting with concentrated fruit and big tannins, this is really fiesty at the minute but really this is a wine to lay down, keep it safe in the cellar and come back to it in 25,30,40+ years when the complexity is going to be mindblowing.
Please, note that Vintage Port needs to be decanted.
Perfect with "Queijo da Serra", Stilton or other blue cheeses.
"Dirk Niepoort is a big character and an excellent winemaker. His wines are consistently stunning. This Vintage Port is a knock-out and would make an amazing gift."
Niepoort are our top port producer. Aan independent family business since 1842 steeped in tradition, the grapes are still troddon by foot in large granite 'lagares' before some time maturing in large oak vats and bottling without fining or filtration.
Following three successive small years, 2019 saw a return to more balanced yields in the vineyard. The average rainfall was low in the winter months but throughout the year, to make up for this, the Douro and in the case of Niepoort, the Cima Corgo subregion, was lucky due to two compensating factors: firstly, the summer months were unseasonably cool and secondly the timely rainfall on the 26/27th of August was invaluable, allowing fruit maturity to go to completion. At Vale de Mendiz, harvest started on the 2nd of September under fine conditions and the last grapes were received in the first week of October. All years are remembered for different and unique reasons, and 2019 will surely go down as a year with amazing natural, acid driven, balanced musts and very cool weather, reminiscent of the elegant year of 2008 - the perfect conditions in which the Niepoort style thrives!