Style: Port – Rich, elegant and nutty
Tasting Note: A velvety mouthfeel with a fine blend of old wines giving richness balanced with younger wines giving freshness and complexity. Senior also displays fresh figgy-fruit and clear nutty aged notes leading up to a lengthy finish.
Grape: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz and others.
Food Pairing: Makes an ideal aperitif. Partners well with aged hard cheeses, and puddings which feature toffee or dried fruit ingredients, chocolate-based desserts.
Producer: Niepoort, Winemaker Dirk Niepoort and Nick Delaforce
Founded in 1842, the small Port house of Niepoort is now run by 5th generation Dirk Niepoort. It’s easy to forget that it was only twenty years ago that Niepoort was only sought out by a small band of faithful followers, as stock of remarkable, artisanal wines built up in the cramped old Niepoort lodge in Rua Serpa Pinto in Vila Nova de Gaia. Through innovation, ripping up the rule book, diversifying, maintaining tradition Niepoort have now an enviable reputation.
Bottle Size: 75cl Senior is bottle in the traditional format of port wine bottle known as Potta.
Oak: 7 years in small oak casks in Niepoort’s Port Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia
Vegan Friendly: No
Vegetarian Friendly: No
Residual sugar: 104 g/l
Press/Review: To follow shortly
Serving Temperature: 12°C or slightly chilled 10°C