Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV) is from a single year. The wine is aged for four to six years in old oak casks (opposed to Vintage that ages 2-3). Niepoort LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up and show its splendour. Winemaker Dirk Niepoort calls this the “Little Brother” of his Vintage Port, as the origins of the grapes and vinification methods are identical. It was created from low-yielding old vines in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro valley. The grapes were trodden in lagares and later the Port was matured in large wooden Vats and also in barrels at our Niepoort’s in Gaia. Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port is traditionally bottled 4 years after the harvest. Niepoort LBV is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousao, Tinta Roriz and other.