LBV Late Bottled Vintage Port Niepoort 2017

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A hearty dinner

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Opaque, Fruity, Sweet

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LBV Port Niepoort, Late Bottled Vintage, dark chocolate, fruity, floral, balanced, deep fortified wine. The LBV from Niepoort spends 4-6 years ageing in barrel before bottling, resulting in a rich and complex wine which is ready for drinking now. A deep red with chocolatey, floral aromas and a wonderful core of dark fruits. We love the wines from Niepoort and this is no exception. They always work with respect for nature and are increasingly using organic production.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Conventional
Producer Niepoort
Country Portugal
Region Douro, Portugal
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Port, Sherry and other Fortified Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Other local variety, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
Terroir Schist
Alcohol 19.5% abv
Maturation 4-6 years in barrel
Total Sulphur 51 mg/l
Ageing Potential Ready to drink, best to keep cool once opened and consume within 2 weeks

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. Niepoort's mission has always been to be a "niche player", to produce distinctive Ports and Douro wines, combining centuries-old tradition with innovation. This continues today with new vineyard projects to produce dry, natural wines in the Douro - Bairrada - Dão triangle. The importance attached to understanding soils, climates and grape varieties has led the current head of the business Dirk Niepoort down the path of Biodynamics, a practise that respects the "moods" of Nature, to find a balance between biodiversity and minimum intervention, and the wines really speak for themselves. Many of their vineyards now have organic certification, which is very much against the grain in contemporary Port making. After 150 years of doing things just a little differently, Niepoort are now highly respected for their delicious Ports and an increasing array of natural table wines.

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  1. Adrian

    4.0

    Old age and a long memory can be an uncomfortable combination.
    Things now are not what they were – the wines of the 1950’s seem to have no counterparts in 2020.
    The sensorium of the ninety + year old is also not what is was……..what do you expect?
    Well “LBV Late Bottled Vintage Port Niepoort 2014/15” proved that age hadn’t withered.

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