Moscatel 5 AnosMoscatel 5 Anos

The Niepoort house has been involved in the production of Port wines since 1842 and is therefore deeply rooted in this tradition. In its 5th generation, under the leadership of Dirk Niepoort, the company decided to broaden its horizons to Germany where we are currently producing exceptional Rieslings with a beautiful balance between acidity and sweetness.

In Portugal we also have grape varieties with the potential of creating outstanding wines with this fantastic acid/sugar balance. Being an outspoken defender of authentic Portuguese wines, Dirk Niepoort is teasing out all the potential that the Douro’s Moscatel grapes harbour for producing fortified white wines. With its unmistakable aroma, complexity, acidity and elegance, this wine underlines everything that characterises the Niepoort style.

The best grapes for the Moscatel 5 Anos stem from old vineyards growing in soils transitioning from schist to granite, at 400 - 500m above sea level.

Vinification

In order to retain a high level of acidity in this wine, the grapes were harvested shortly before reaching full ripeness. The wine was 100% whole-bunch fermented in lagars and then aged primarily in old, previously used wooden barrels (“pipas”) as well as in new French oak barrels (10% of the wine).

During the ageing period in wood, the wines which will make up the Moscatel 5 Anos are selected. This blend of old and young vintages lends the wine body, intensity and complexity.

Tasting Notes

The Moscatel Niepoort 5 Anos is characterised by its unmistakable Muscat aromas, with floral and citrusy notes. Hints of nuts, spice and honey add 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. It will give you renewed energy so that you can start all over again!

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist and granite

Average Vine Age

Old vines

Grape Varieties

Muscat

Altitude (m)

400-500

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Lagares

Bottled

June 2021

Ageing

In 550 litres old casks and new French oak barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

125

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

109

Alcohol (%)

19.5

Baumé

3.5

pH

3.53

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

3.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

125.9

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.022

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Ham, cheesecake, tart fruit with orange.

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians

no

Last Updated

2021-07-30

Bottle

Box

30.5 17 24.5 × 6 8370 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 5 Rows 100 Boxes