Conciso BrancoConciso Branco

2014 is the first edition of the Conciso Branco, a fresh and elegant white wine from the Dão region which shows off the potential of its old vines and granite terroir. The grapes come from Quinta da Lomba, which has exceptionally old vineyards, with some vines being almost a century old. These sites are planted predominantly with Bical, Encruzado and Malvasia, among other indigenous grape varieties of the region.

Vinification

Unlike other regions, Dão saw very little rain in 2014. We experienced weeks of intense heat, with dry nights and a lot of sunshine already from the morning onwards – in other words, excellent conditions for the beginning of harvest which started on 10 September for the whites and on 22 September for the reds. Having ended on 27 September, the harvest was short and took place under ideal weather conditions. The wine was fermented under controlled temperatures in granite tanks and then matured for 20 months without bâtonnage in used 228 l barrels where it also underwent malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

The Conciso Branco 2014 displays a beautiful golden yellow hue. Its aromas are delicate and engaging, with a lovely harmony between white fruits, herbs and very subtle hints of dried fruit as well as light smoky notes from the barrels. This complex white wine unfurls in the glass, offering plenty of minerality and freshness. The palate offers a wonderfully full and slightly unctuous body which is beautifully counterbalanced by the wine’s mineral character and acidity. The finish is very long, with incredible depth and a final touch of wood.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granit

Average Vine Age

60 to 100 years

Grape Varieties

Bical, Encruzado, Malvasia and others

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Goblet

Alt. from Sea Level

600m

Harvest Period

September 2014

Harvest Method

Manual

Malolactic

In Barrels

Fermentation

Granitic Tanks

Bottled

June 2016

Ageing

20 months in used 228 l barriques

Dry Extract

20.9

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

2.9

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.13

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6.47

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.65

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

21

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

75

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1

Production

1788 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes featuring cod and other oily fish. Pairs well with local sausages and is a great accompaniment for cheese from the “Serra da Estrela”.

With this second edition of the Conciso Branco, we have once again succeeded in creating a fresh and elegant white wine from the Dão region which shows off the potential of its old vines and granite terroir. The grapes come from the Quinta da Lomba, which has exceptionally old vineyards, with some vines being almost a century old. These sites are planted predominantly with Bical, Encruzado and Malvasia, among other indigenous grape varieties of the region.

Vinification

In the Dão region, 2015 experienced a much drier winter compared to the previous year, but the rainfall at the beginning of spring replenished the soil’s water reserves a little, which supported the vines during the dry months of spring and summer. Since 2015 was an early vintage, véraison began in July and harvest started a week earlier than in the previous year. It was a short harvest, which occurred under ideal weather conditions and ended on 19 September. The wine was fermented at controlled temperatures in granite tanks, and then matured for 20 months, without bâtonnage, in used 228 litre barriques where it also completed malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

The Conciso Branco 2015 displays a beautiful lemon-yellow hue. Its aromas are delicate and engaging, with a lovely harmony between white fruits, aromatic herbs and an overall mineral character. The subtle hints of wood are well-integrated. This complex white wine unfurls in the glass, offering plenty of minerality and freshness. On the palate, the pleasantly full and slightly unctuous body is beautifully counterbalanced by the wine’s mineral character, fresh fruit and acidity. It finishes on a wonderfully long and crisp note.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Average Vine Age

60 to 1000 years

Grape Varieties

Bical, Encruzado, Malvasia and others

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Goblet

Alt. from Sea Level

600

Harvest Period

September 2015

Harvest Method

Manual

Malolactic

in Barrique

Fermentation

in granite tanks

Bottled

June 2017

Ageing

20 months in 228L barriques

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.04

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6.98

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

54

Production

6000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Dishes featuring cod and other oily fish. Pairs well with local sausages and is a great accompaniment for cheese from the “Serra da Estrela”.

2016 experienced a mild winter and a spring with very high rainfall and humidity which lasted through to summer. Despite the disease pressure that these weather conditions exert on the vines, the vines remained completely undamaged thanks to our biodynamic practices and the resulting increased resistance to disease.

As a result of the weather conditions and the delay in the vines’ growth cycle, the harvest was somewhat delayed and only started on 12 September. However, the rain stayed away during the harvest period, which improved the concentration of the fruit.

The wine fermented in granite tanks under controlled temperatures, and was then transferred to older 500L barrels where it completed its malolactic fermentation and matured for 20 months, without bâtonnage.

Vinification

The Conciso Branco 2016 displays a beautiful lemon-yellow hue. Its aromas are delicate and engaging, with spicy and subtle herbaceous notes, white fruit, aromatic herbs and an overall mineral character. The hints of oak are less pronounced than in the previous vintages. On the palate, it proves itself to be a white wine with grip and a pleasantly full body, beautifully counterbalanced by a distinct tension and assertive acidity. This is a wine which truly shows its full splendour after some time in the glass and which will pair perfectly with richer cuisine. It finishes on a wonderfully long and crisp note.

Tasting Notes

The Conciso Branco 2016 displays a beautiful lemon-yellow hue. Its aromas are delicate and engaging, with spicy and subtle herbaceous notes, white fruit, aromatic herbs and an overall mineral character. The hints of oak are less pronounced than in the previous vintages. On the palate, it proves itself to be a white wine with grip and a pleasantly full body, beautifully counterbalanced by a distinct tension and assertive acidity. This is a wine which truly shows its full splendour after some time in the glass and which will pair perfectly with richer cuisine. It finishes on a wonderfully long and crisp note.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

old vines

Average Vine Age

60 to 100 years

Grape Varieties

Bical, Malvasia e Encruzado

Vines per HA

3000

Pruning Method

Guyot

Alt. from Sea Level

80 a100

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picking

Malolactic

In barrels

Fermentation

In granite tanks

Bottled

June 2018

Ageing

20 months in older 500L barrels

Dry Extract

18

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.7

Alcohol (%)

11.5

pH

3.09

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

6.87

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.37

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

22

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

72

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

5900 bottles

Allergens

Sulphites

Food Suggestions

Dishes featuring cod and other oily fish. Pairs well with local sausages and is a great accompaniment for cheese from the “Serra da Estrela”.

Bottle

Box

33.5 18 × 6 8400 cardboard

Palette

120 80