Bioma TintoBioma Tinto

2010 is the first edition of this wine made entirely with grapes from our own vineyards at Quinta de Nápoles where we practice organic viticulture, currently undergoing the process of certification. Made with our younger vineyards, with 20 years old, the idea was to have less intervention during the winemaking process. The ageing process was made in old wooden big containers recovered from Port wine wood. The goal was to make a pure wine without the oak character, but with elegant and firm tannins.

Vinification

2010 was uncommonly wet during winter and early spring, with heavy rains during these months. As a consequence the yields were high and we had to deal with a strong disease pressure on the vineyard. The maturation period was very hot and dry, but fortunately, light rain in the first days of September helped, especially on the older and high altitude vineyards, contributing to a balanced maturation process.

Fermentation occurred in stainless steel vats with total maceration up to 12 days, with 20% of stems. The ageing and malolactic fermentation was made in 5000l and 2000l old wood casks, for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Bioma has a dark ruby color. The aroma is full of character with wild berry fruit aromas and dark plum and cherry notes, together with fresh herbaceous notes. Strong mineral character with wet stone aromas. The palate is firm, supported by a good acidity and great tannic structure. Very fresh with pure fruit flavor and mineral earthy notes. Very long and persistent aftertaste.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos)S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles

Average Vine Age

20 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Touriga Nacional

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-360

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Old Wooden 2000l and 5000l casks

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Bottled

February 2012

Ageing

12 months in old wooden of 2000l and 5000l

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

27.1

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.8

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.45

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.3

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.5

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

18

Production

9.114 bottles

The second Bioma Tinto was born in 2012. Bioma is a wine produced solely from the grapes of our vineyards of Quinta de Nápoles, where the organic cultivation method is used, with SATIVA certification. The youngest vines of around 25 years of age were used and the aim was to intervene less than usual in the whole winemaking process. Ageing took place in recovered old wooden barrels, Port Wine barrels, and the goal was to obtain a pure wine, without the influence of the wood, but with firm and elegant tannins.

Vinification

2012 was marked by the lack of rain in the Douro region. As a result, the growing cycle of the vine began, on average, 15 days later than in previous years. Furthermore, the winter of 2012 was marked by low temperatures, enabling the vegetation to grow in an appropriate and balanced way. The ripening period was not as warm as usual and the cooler temperatures allowed the grapes to achieve good total acidity, a key factor for a fresh and balanced taste. Fermentation took place in stainless steel truncated cone-shaped vats with a total of 25 days of maceration and 20% of the stems were used. The wine was aged for 12 months in a 5000-litre barrel. Bioma 2012 was neither fined nor filtered. 6570 bottles were bottled on the 2nd December 2013.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red in colour, almost impenetrable, Bioma has an extremely vinous and expressive aroma. Fresh wild berries with a strong mineral presence, a fresh vegetal side and character. In the mouth, the youth and purity of the fruit are apparent, with a good balance. Deep, with concentrated flavours and tannins present, it is a wine that is a pleasure to drink accompanied by traditional cuisine. The fact that it ages in the barrel gives its fruity character purity and precision. A long and very persistent finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos)S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles

Average Vine Age

25 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Touriga Nacional

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-360

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Parcial

Fermentation

Inverted truncated cone shaped stainless steel vats

Bottled

December 2013

Ageing

12 months in wooden used barrels

Alcohol (%)

13

Production

6.570 bottles

Bioma Tinto is a wine produced only with grapes coming from of our vineyards at Quinta de Nápoles, where we practice organic viticulture certified by SATIVA. The grapes came from the youngest vines with around 25 years old and the aim was to intervene as little as possible in the whole winemaking process. Ageing took place in recovered old wooden barrels of Port Wine barrels, and the goal was to obtain a pure wine, without the influence of the oak, but with firm and elegant tannins.

Vinification

The 2013 harvest began on the 19th August, earlier than usual, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity and avoid high degrees of alcohol. The production was higher than the previous year around 25%. The decision to start harvesting earlier turned out to be the right one, since the main vineyards had already been harvested before it started to rain on the 27th September.

Fermentation took place in stainless steel truncated cone-shaped vats with a total of 25 days of maceration and 20% of the stems were used. The wine was aged for 12 months in a 5000-litre barrel. Bioma 2013 was neither fined nor filtered.

Tasting Notes

With a deep ruby red colour, Bioma shows an extremely vinous and expressive aroma. Plenty of fresh fruit, wild berries notes, dark plums and a slight floral touch. In the mouth, the youth and purity of the fruit are evident, with a good balance. Compact and austere, it has a good volume in the mouth, with a firm acidity. The fact that it ages in the barrel ensures purity and precision to its fruity character. A long mineral and very persistent finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos)S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles

Average Vine Age

25 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Touriga Nacional

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-360

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Parcial

Fermentation

Cylindrical-conical stainless steel vats

Bottled

December 2014

Ageing

12 months in 5000l wooden used barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

25

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.6

Alcohol (%)

13.5

pH

3.68

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.5

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.6

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

24

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

58

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9903

Food Suggestions

Traditional cuisine: Feijoada à transmontana (dish of beans and meat) , Lampreia à Bordaleza (lamprey), Cabrito assado no forno (roasted lamb), Rojões à Moda do Minho (pork meat ). Vegetarian: lentils based dishes or beet.

The Bioma Tinto is an organically produced, SATIVA-certified wine created exclusively from our Quinta de Nápoles vineyards whose vines are quite young, with an age of approximately 25 years. In producing this wine, we opted for minimal intervention and a maturation period in an old wooden wine vat which had previously been used for Port. The aim was to obtain a pure wine without too much influence from the oak, but with firm and elegant tannins.

Vinification

The beginning of the 2015 viticultural year brought a cold and dry winter, with the lowest precipitation levels ever recorded. On the other hand, spring and summer were extremely dry and hot – these conditions only changed in August.

Thanks to the low rainfall, the risk of disease remained very low and we were rewarded with magnificent and particularly healthy berries.

After sorting, the grapes and approximately 50% of the stems were placed into conical stainless steel tanks were they fermented and macerated for 25 days.

Malolactic fermentation took place in these same stainless steel tanks over a period of about 4 months before the wine was transferred into 5000-Litre barrels where it matured for 12 months. As the Bioma 2015 is an organic wine, it did not go through any filtration or fining process.

Bottling took place in January 2017.

Tasting Notes

A beautifully intense red, the Bioma offers the deeply expressive aromas which are so typical of the Douro Valley, with notes of fruits of the forest, rock rose and smoky hints from the schist terroir. The palate is characterised by a wonderful youthful vivacity and purity of fruit, all in beautiful harmony. Compact and austere, the wine also boasts a full body, firm acidity and fine but assertive tannins. This is a food wine which is best enjoyed with robust dishes. Thanks to its maturation period in wood the Bioma has a robust and multi-layered character. Its finish is long and persistent.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta De Nápoles

Average Vine Age

25 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão e Touriga Nacional

Vines per HA

4000

Pruning Method

Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-360

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand-picking

Malolactic

Parcial

Fermentation

In conical stainless steel tanks

Bottled

January 2017

Ageing

12 months in barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

24.2

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.6

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.48

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

20

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

50

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

6200 bottles

Allergens

Sulphites

Food Suggestions

Traditional cuisine, including pork and beans, lamprey, oven-roasted kid goat, and Minho-style rojões (fried pork and pork rinds). Vegetarian suggestions: lentil or beetroot dishes.

Bottle

Box

15.1 23.4 × 6 8140 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 8 Rows 100 Boxes