A single batch of wine, aged in two different ways gives birth to the mischievous twins, Ruby Dum and Tawny Dee.
The tawny is aged in oak for around 3 years, allowing oxygen into contact with the wine. Dried fruit, spice and nutty, caramelised notes slowly creep in. Complex and delicious.
Dirk Niepoort owns one of the most prestigious independent port houses in Portugal, kept in the family since 1842 The vines used to make this port are up to 30 years old and very low yielding. The grapes are hand picked, foot trodden and aged in large old oak casks.
When most of the Douro is owned by corporations, the personal touch makes all the difference.
Grape varieties: Field blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Souso, Tinta Roriz
Alcohol level: 20%