Wines

Welcome to Niepoort world where all wines are made with extreme care and dedication. The world of wine, in particular the Douro region, is a family passion since the foundation in 1842. Dirk Niepoort now leads our independent family company,. Over the last two decades, his passion for wines, his respect and curiosity for the Douro’s terroir have defined the company’s ethos and proved a constant source of inspiration for our team.

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BATUTA

Batuta was first released in 1999 with the intention of revealing an impressive yet elegant Douro wine. “Batuta”,meaning the baton used by an orchestral conductor, proved to be the perfect name.

The fruit comes from Quinta do Carril, a north-facing vineyard with more than 70 years, near Quinta de Nápoles and also from two other vineyards that are over 100 years old, planted at an altitude of 750 metres. Batuta is a perfect blend: powerful, elegant, with a superb harmony and a great ageing potential.

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CHARME

Charme is all about elegance and balance, achieved by taking special attention to the smallest details during the entire wine-making process. Made in traditional stone lagares with 100% grape stems, Charme’s elegance is achieved using grapes from very old vineyards in Vale de Mendiz, on the banks of the Pinhão River.

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DADO & DODA

Inspired by an old idea of his father, Dirk joined Alvaro de Castro to blend the “perfect wine”. The innovative approach is the union of two different wine regions Dão and Douro. The blend of the different characteristics creates an impressive wine with the freshness and elegance of Dão and the concentration and fine tannins of Douro.

The first Dado was born in 2000, a blend of 50% Dão wine from Quinta da Pellada and 50% Douro from Quinta do Carril. Making the wine was actually the easiest part of the process. The challenge was to overcome all the legal problems related to the label approval. As a table wine the label could not mention: regions involved , year of harvest, year of bottling, or the history of the wine… The result is lovely, perfumed, raspberry fruit aromas, with richness and freshness on the palate. Tannins are firm, acidity bright, and there’s a creamy feel to the whole.

Dado was produced in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 and the distribuition was limited to Portugal. Doda started in 2005 for the world market

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GIROSOL/DÓCIL

Dócil (formely Girosol) results from the search of a Vinho Verde that reveals the region: balanced, complete and with a vibrant acidity. It is produced exclusively with one of the main variety of the region, Loureiro.

Girosol was produced in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Dócil was produced in 2010.

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REDOMA BRANCO

The vineyards for Redoma Branco are all planted in high altitutes, above 400m and up to 800m. Therefore grapes have a longer and cooler ripening period (particularly at night). All the vineyards are over 60 years old. The main variety are Rabigato and Codega. It does not contain any Malvasia Fina grapes.

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REDOMA RESERVA BRANCO

Produced from small and very old vineyards, Redoma Reserva Branco has many different varieties including: Rabigato, Codega, Donzelinho, Viosinho and Arinto.

These vineyards are planted at high altitudes, between 400 and 700m, on the right side of Douro River. The final result is an impressive wine, fresh and mineral, demonstrating concentration and complexity.

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REDOMA ROSÉ

Niepoort launched the first rosé, showing that high-quality wines may also be pink in colour.

Unlike the typical rosé winemaking process, Redoma is fermented in new French oak casks after the free-run juice is obtained. The complexity is achieved through a several hours of skin contact.

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REDOMA TINTO

Redoma tinto is Niepoort’s original Douro wine, first released in 1991. It is like Douro: "extreme, with a rigorous character". Old north-facing vineyards from Quinta de Nápoles and Pinhão Valley form the basis of Redoma. Its main varieties are Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca.

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ROBUSTUS

The name Robustus pays tribute to the first wine that Dirk Niepoort made in 1990 with the same name and which was never released. The inspiration behind Robustus is essentially based on traditional techniques of old wood ageing to soften the tannins. Robustus is a full bodied wine, which portrays well the Douro and its vineyards. Ageing in 2.000l wood vats for 4 years, allows a powerful wine to develop, based on aromatic complexity, powerfull with welll integrated tannins and balanced acidity.

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TIARA

Tiara is a fresh and elegant white wine.The slow fermentation (three to five months) and the altitude of the vines give elegance and freshness, whilst the age of the vines (an average of 60 years) is responsible for its concentration.

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VERTENTE

Vertente is an appealing wine: the fruit and concentration are the two main features of the Douro wines, and the elegance is a mark of Niepoort wines. The grapes for Vertente came partially from 20 years old vineyards of Quinta de Nápoles in the Tedo Valley, and the rest from Pinhão Valley’s old vineyards. This wine is dense, complex and fresh, pleasant to drink now but also with great potential for ageing and improving with time.

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