Niepoort Rabbit Dry White Port replaces Niepoort Dry White Port and is part of the Niepoortland range of Ports from Dirk Niepoort which also includes Niepoort Ruby Dum and Niepoort Tawny Dee Ports. The Lewis Carroll inspired labels for the Niepoortland Port range are designed by the artist Regina Pessoa.
Niepoort Rabbit Dry White Port is a rare style of dry white port, made with lengthy skin maceration and wood ageing. The white grapes undergo long skin maceration, occasionally with foot treading in lagares, with fermentation carrying on to near dryness, before the addition of pure grape brandy. Ageing is carried out in small old oak casks in Niepoort’s cellars in Gaia for at least three and a half years prior to bottling.
Niepoort Dry White is made from a blend of grape varieties – Codega, Rabigato, Viosinho, Arinto and Gouveio.