The Moscatel Do Douro 5 Anos, Niepoort is characterised by its unmistakable Muscat aromas, with floral and citrussy notes with hints of nuts, spice and honey adding further complexity. The palate is of quintessential Niepoort style: excellent structure, high acidity and a long finish which emphasises its delicate and refreshing character. This wine is reminiscent of an Auslese-style wine and is ideal as an end to a beautiful dinner after various wines and Ports have been enjoyed.
Dirk Niepoort is one of the Douro’s quirkiest winemakers and is never shy of innovation and experimentation. He also has a deep love of tradition and has chosen to release some fortified Moscatel, a grape variety which has a long tradition in Portugal and has been grown by Niepoort family since the 1920’s. The grapes are harvested early in order to retain their natural acidity and 100% whole bunch fermented in traditional lagares. The wine is fortified and then aged in primarily old casks (Portugues Pipes) and 10% new French Oak.
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