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, citrus, green vegetal notes, and a saline sea spray quality.
varietals:Azal, Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura and Loureiro
region: vinho verde, portugal
style: effervescent white
farming/cellar: organic, produced in the typical method of the region – bottled with some residual sugar and fine lees, and therefore re-fermented in the bottle. vegan friendly.
pairing: “Petiscos” appetizers such as pataniscas or pastéis de bacalhau (types of codfish fritters), cured sausages, etc.