Heritage brands Niepoort and Lalique have joined forces in presenting five sophisticated Niepoort in Lalique 1863 decanters. One of the decanters will be auctioned in Hong Kong on November 3.
Containing Niepoort’s first Port wine made in 1863 in Portugal, the decanter being auctioned was created using the ancient glassmaking technique, cire perdue, or the “lost wax” method. It is engraved with the name of the wine brand’s founder, Francisco Marius van der Niepoort.
“[It is] a big wine, but very refined, not too sweet but highly concentrated – it is the oldest Port we have ever bottled, and we wanted to do something very special with it,” says Dirk van der Niepoort, the fifth generation Niepoort running the brand today.
The decanter to be sold in November will come in a bespoke Macassar Ebony wood cabinet inlaid with Lalique’s grape-pattern crystal.