Niepoort Wanabi Alvarinho Branco is a single-variety white Alvarinho wine from the Vinhos Verdes region made by Niepoort.
The Niepoort winery has been making Port wines since 1842. For many years they have worked with the Noriegafamily, who have a long history of winemaking in the Douro, to produce their wines. Since the very beginning, the winery has worked to unite tradition with modernity. They use traditional Portuguese techniques such as grape treading, fermentation in cement tanks or pipe aging, 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, Serpa Pinta, in the town of Vila Nova de Gaia.
The Niepoort Wanabi Alvarinho Branco grapes come from a small 1.6-hectare vineyard with granite soils located in Casa de Vilar, in the Vale do Sousa sub-region. The harvest is carried out manually so that the grapes reach the winery in the best possible condition. It ferments in French oak barrels and then ages there for 10 months.
Niepoort Wanabi Alvarinho Branco is a delicate, discreet and balanced barrel-fermented white that can be enjoyed young but that also ages well in the bottle.