The second generation of the Niepoort family, at the end of the 19th century, acquired from a German glass factory in Oldenburg about 4000 blown bottles, made of dark green glass, with capacities varying from 8 to 11 liters, which we now call “demijohns”, and so they created the “Garrafeira Niepoort” type. From the distant year of 1931 to the present day, the maturation in “demijohns” sealed with cork stoppers is closely monitored, being an almost “sacred” ritual for the Niepoort and Nogueira families.
Typical Niepoort Garrafeira style, young with a vibrant dark cherry color, but starting to reveal a seductive amber hue.
Slightly fruity on the nose, as a result of only 4 years in cask before being transferred to demijohns. It manifests the initial stages of maturation in the bottle, with notes of tobacco and delicate candied fruits. Fresh and vibrant in the mouth, with a beautiful balance between sweetness and acidity. Delicate berry notes and a long, smooth finish.- Producer