2020 Niepoort Açores Reserva white
Niepoort White Reserve is produced from Verdelho, Arinto from the Azores and Terrantez from Pico grape varieties, which were harvested earlier than usual on Pico Island to maintain their freshness. After partial ageing in barrels, it presents iodized, citrus, apricot and sweet spice aromas, such as vanilla. In the mouth, it is structured and dense, but it envelops the mouth in a balanced acidity, finishing subtly salty.
On the Portuguese wine scene, there is no more consensual producer than Niepoort, and the long history begins in 1842 with the first Van Der Niepoort arriving in Portugal.
As he started in the Port Wine market as a merchant, he quickly set up his business which would prove to be prosperous and future-proof.
Thus, in the 5th generation, Dirk Niepoort was born, an unavoidable producer in the world of wines, recognised as one of the most important characters who worked, and still works, on behalf of Portuguese wine. He has worked with several dozen producers, helped them to improve their wines and understand their vineyards, while also preparing his legacy with those who are always creating irreverent wines. Nowadays, Dirk Niepoort collaborates on many other projects, in practically all national wine regions and some foreign ones.