Niepoort Dry White Port
Nepoort Dry White Port [75cl] Portugal

A rare style of dry white port, made with lengthy skin maceration and wood ageing. Best served chilled as an aperitif or as a long drink with tonic water, ice and a twist of lemon. The white grapes undergo long skin maceration, occasionally with foot treading in lagares, with fermentation carrying on to near dryness, before the addition of pure grape brandy. Ageing is carried in small old oak casks in our cellars in gaia for at least 3.5 Years before bottling.

"Dirk also makes the best dry white port going, with atypical elegance and freshness" tasting note from the excellent book 'Wine behind the label'. Winemaker's notes

60-year-old Malvasia vines are apparently dominant here, and it is aged for up to 4 years in cask. Very deep yellow/gold colour, with a sweet nutty nose. The soft herb-tinged palate is sweet with a lovely texture. Interesting, soft and intense. Very good+ Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com