Niepoort Halves Port Set 3 x 375ml bottles. A collection of fantastic value, delicious, quality ports from the house of Niepoort in half bottles. Founded in 1842, the small Port house of Niepoort is now run by 5th generation brother and sister Dirk and Verena Niepoort. Its easy to forget that it was only a few years ago that Niepoort was only sought out by a small band of faithful followers, as stock of remarkable, artisan wines built up in the cramped old Niepoort lodge in Rua Serpa Pinto in Vila Nova de Gaia. These days, with a formidable international reputation which spans all styles from aged tawny to vintage, and all points in between, demand threatens to outstrip supply. Ports are all made at the old Museu de Lagares in Vale de Mendiz, which has the only circular granite Lagares in the Douro.
The Ruby Dum is rich, full bodied, opulent dark fruit, delicious. Classically trodden and fermented in granite lagares with wild yeast, and then aged in large old vats where oxidative development is minimal. The wine has dense rich lush fruit, opulent sweetness and great persistance in the mouth. Tawny Dee comes from the same batch as its twin Ruby Dum, but is separated and aged in large wooden pipes to speed up the oxidation. This gives it a nuttier, dried fruit flavour. Beautifully accessible and perfect for your cheese course. Finally the White Rabbit is a perfect aperiif. Off dry and rich but perfectly balanced with acidity. Try with a bowl of mixed, salted nuts while your waiting for your turkey to cook!