Niepoort Olo Branco is a Vinho Verde white wine coupage made with Avesso, Arinto, Trajadura and Alvarinho from the Basto area, Portugal.
It is made by Niepoort, a family winery that has been making Port wines since 1842. For many years, they have worked with the Noriega family to make their wines. Since the very beginning, the winery has worked to unite tradition with modernity, so they use traditional Portuguese techniques such as grape treading, fermentation in cement tanks or aging in pipes, 550-litre port-aging barrels, whilst also using new technologies that ensure the grapes are handled with care. The winery has vines in different locations, some of which are more than 100 years old, and they have their aging room in the town of Vila Nova de Gaia.
The Niepoort Olo Branco soils are granite-based. The abundance of water and the nature of the soil in the area contribute to the minerality and freshness of the wine. The grapes are harvested manually to ensure they reach the winery as in-tact as possible.
The Niepoort Olo Branco ferments in stainless steel tanks. Of the different varieties, Alvarinho ages in barrels for 10 months and the rest in the same place they fermented.
Niepoort Olo Branco is a white inspired by the Río Olo, one of the most beautiful rivers in the Vinho Verde region. It is a serious, complex and harmonious wine.