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Niepoort Vintage Port 1983

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Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others
Vintage: 1983
Aging Potential: Drink now till 2025.
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 20%

The Wine
Solid  red  appearance,  with  good  depth  of  colour.  On  the  aroma,  initially  austere  and  closed,  but  with  time, some notes of spice and pepper come through. Sweet fruit on the palate, revealing great freshness and a lengthy firm structure.


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 Porto begins. 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.

Dirk has striven to improve the company's Vintage Ports; His vineyards were upgraded (notably most are farmed organically, without any pesticides and herbicides) and the winery completely revamped. As for the grape crushing, Dirk is a passionate advocate of the traditional method of 'treading' (by foot) to extract maximum flavour and colour. These efforts resulted in magnificent examples from recently declared years.

Niepoort Vintage Port has a style that can be appreciated when very young, though as it matures, the wine soon closes up and become as long-lived as any.

Producer Niepoort
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Color Red
Classification Port Wine
Style Port Wine/Fortified Wine
Alcohol Content 20%
Serving Temperature 16 °C
Vintage 1983
Grape Variety Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring Ready to Drink/Keep
Bottle Size 75cl
Robert Parker Nil
Wine Spectator 90 Points

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