You might know the Niepoort name is synonymous with Port, but you might not know that Dirk Niepoort who is now at the helm of family business, on its 5th generation, is a huge proponent of organic farming and was instrumental in leading the new trend of lowered alcohol dry wines coming out of Portugal. Super refreshing, clean and dry Vinho Verde from a blend of local grapes that displays citrus, green vegetal notes, and a saline sea spray quality. Pair with codfish fritters.
Soil - Granite. Vineyard - Lousada e (25-30 year old vines).
100-150 m altitude. hand picked. fermented and aged (6 months) in steel
Varietals - Azal, Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura and Loureiro