Fifth generation family wine producer Niepoort has declared its 2017 Vintage Port.

Approved by the Douro and Port Wine Institute, the wine was presented to members of the trade in London Thursday (11 April).

Dirk Niepoort, current family member at the helm of the business, said he spotted the quality of the vintage early on and was confident the 2017 would be declared.

“[It] is the best Vintage port we have made. It’s so close to perfection, it leaves quite an impression,” says Dirk.

“The 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2015 were all incredible vintages for Niepoort but the 2017 is a culmination of experience from all those fantastic vintages….it’s epic!”

Besides the Vintage Ports, the Niepoort winemaking team is also known for their Colheita and Garrafeira wines.