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In September 2012, during two rainy days in the Douro Valley, which forced to stop the harvest, Dirk Niepoort went to the Dão region to see a very old, almost centenarian vineyard. This vineyard, facing east to the slopes of Serra da Estrela, carefully tended by an old farmer, was in the perfect moment to be harvested. An old vineyard in soil of granite, with mixed varieties was almost like love at first sight. After a healthy discussion, we were able to buy the grapes and harvest on that same day. With the help of our friend Álvaro de Castro, from Quinta da Pellada, the grapes were vinified in lagar (wine press). Conciso is our interpretation of a fine and elegant Dão, without heavy fruit, and that shows the full potential of an old vineyard.

Vinification

The wine was vinified in lagar (wine press), with a long-lasting maceration, but practically with no extraction, and were used 50% of the stems. It fermented for 27 days, and then aged for 20 months in an old 2500L barrel at Quinta de Baixo. The wine was bottled without filtration or collage.

Tasting Notes

Conciso 2012 is light in color with shades of violet. Shows a very fresh aroma with hints of spices and some floral. Deep and complex, with an intense mineral profile, feeling that comes from a cold region. The palate is harmonious, with a good balance acidity/alcohol. The tannins are fine and delicate, its middle concentration structure and the mineral freshness make this wine a very easy to drink one, but with a huge complexity. A light, elegant and very fresh wine, with a long aftertaste, based on mineral and wild berries notes. Far from the heavy and powerful wines, it was created a very delicate and fine wine, with plenty of life ahead.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Average Vine Age

80 and over 100 years

Grape Varieties

Red: Baga (40%), Jaen (30%), others (30%)

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Gobelet and others

Alt. from Sea Level

600

Harvest Period

16 September 2012

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrel

Fermentation

Lagar (wine press) with 50% of stem

Bottled

June 2014

Ageing

20 months in a 2500L old barrel

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.7

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.53

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.36

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.62

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

13

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

25

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9912

Production

3.300 bottles

Food Suggestions

Traditional dishes, game dishes, duck rice.

Conciso is our interpretation of a fine and elegant DÃO, a wine that shows the full potential and character of a very old vineyard. This centenarian vineyard, planted in granite soil and facing east on the slopes of Serra da Estrela, has mixed varieties where Baga and Jaen are predominant.

Vinification

2013 was a wet year, with rain during the winter and spring. As a result, the budburst occurred fifteen days later than the previous year and the whole growing cycle was delayed. The summer was not as hot as usual and the nights were quite cold in the last two weeks of August.

The wine was vinified in lagar, with 50% of stems and subject to a long maceration, but with practically no extraction. It fermented for 27 days, and aged for 20 months in an old 2500L barrel at Quinta de Baixo. The wine was bottled without any finning or filtration.

Tasting Notes

Conciso 2013 is light in colour with violet shades. Shows a very fresh mineral aroma, with good reduction and spices notes. It has a fine and very complex aroma. With medium concentration, it is appellative in the mouth with fresh fruit and silky tannins. A light, elegant and very fresh wine, with mineral notes and wild berries, in a long, deep and very delicate finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Average Vine Age

80 and over 100 years

Grape Varieties

Red: Baga (40%), Jaen (30%), others (30%)

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Gobelet

Alt. from Sea Level

600

Harvest Period

September 2013

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrel

Fermentation

Lagar (wine press) with 50% of stem

Bottled

June 2015

Ageing

20 months in a 2500L old barrel

Dry Extract

24.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.5

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.48

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.64

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.73

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

14

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

46

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1

Production

6.100 bottles

Food Suggestions

Traditional dishes, game dishes, duck rice.

Conciso is our interpretation of a fine and elegant DÃO, a wine that shows the full potential and character of a very old vineyard.

This centenarian vineyard, planted in granite soil and facing east on the slopes of Serra da Estrela, has mixed varieties where Baga and Jaen are predominant.

Vinification

In 2014, unlike other regions, in Dão, the rainfall was low and there were very hot weeks, dry nights and sunny mornings, all excellent conditions for the harvest that began with the whites on September 10th, and continued with the reds from the 22nd onwards. The harvest was short, under ideal weather conditions and finished on the 27th September.

The wine was vinified in lagar, with 50% of stems and extended maceration, but with almost no extraction. It fermented for 25 days, and aged for 20 months in an old 2500L barrel. It was bottled without any finning or filtration.

Tasting Notes

Conciso 2014 is light in colour with violet tons. The aroma is fine and complex, showing a very fresh mineral character, with wild berries, spices (pepper and clove), and good notes of reduction. With medium concentration, it is appellative in the mouth with fresh fruit and silky tannins. A light, elegant and fresh wine, that stands out. A unique style from Dão, with good acidity, where the balance and harmony are evident. Long, deep, and very delicate finish. To be served in Burgundy type of glasses.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Average Vine Age

80 and over 100 years

Grape Varieties

Red: Baga (40%), Jaen (30%), others (30%)

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Gobelet

Alt. from Sea Level

600

Harvest Period

September 2014

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

Barrel

Fermentation

Lagar (wine press) with 50% of stem

Bottled

June 2016

Ageing

20 months in a 2500L old barrel

Dry Extract

23.2

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.5

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.74

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.76

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.69

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

15

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

54

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1

Production

10.000 bottles

Food Suggestions

Traditional dishes, game dishes, duck rice.

Conciso is our interpretation of a fine and elegant Dão wine which shows off the potential and the character of a very old vineyard. This East-facing century-old vineyard grows on the slopes of the Serra da Estrela, in granitic soils planted with several varieties, predominantly with Baga and Jaen.

Vinification

In 2015 the Dão region experienced a much drier winter compared to the previous year, but the rainfall at the beginning of spring replenished the soil’s water reserves, which supported the vines during the dry months of spring and summer. Since 2015 was an early vintage, véraison began in July, and harvesting 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 fermented in lagares, with 50% of stems and a long maceration period, but without excessive extraction. It fermented for 25 days and aged for 20 months in a large 2500L wooden barrel before being bottled unfiltered and unfined.

Tasting Notes

The 2015 Conciso displays a light colour, with violet hues. A vintage like 2015 offers a very expressive aromatic profile with plenty of fruit and complexity. Its fresh aromas are distinctly mineral, with fruits of the forest, flowers and spice (pepper and clove). With some time and air, the wine opens up even further and gains finesse and precision, making decanting a must in this case. The palate is of medium intensity and entices with its fresh fruit character and silky tannins. This is a wine with presence, elegance and great freshness – a pure representation of the Dão appellation, with beautiful acidity and balance. The finish is long, layered and delicate. This red is best enjoyed in a Burgundy-style wine glass.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos S.A.

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Average Vine Age

80 and more than 100 years

Grape Varieties

Red: Baga (40%), Jaen (30%), others (30%)

Vines per HA

4500 vines

Pruning Method

Gobelet

Alt. from Sea Level

600m above sea level

Harvest Period

September 2015

Harvest Method

Hand-picking

Malolactic

In a large wooden barrel

Fermentation

In lagares with 50% whole-bunch

Bottled

June 2017

Ageing

20 months in an old 2500L barrel

Dry Extract

24.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.6

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.8

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.64

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

35

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

72

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Allergens

Sulfitos

Food Suggestions

Traditional Portuguese dishes such as feijoada pork and bean stew, stewed rabbit, venison or the Portuguese duck and rice dish known as arroz de pato.

Bottle

Box

35 10.5 × 3 5756 wood

Palette

120 80 130 Boxes

The Conciso is our interpretation of a fine and elegant Dão wine which shows off the potential and the character of a very old vineyard.

This East-facing century-old vineyard grows on the slopes of the Serra da Estrela, in granitic soils planted with several varieties, predominantly Baga and Jaen.

Vinification

2016 experienced a mild winter and a spring with very high rainfall and humidity which lasted through to the beginning of 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.

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

The wine fermented in lagares, with 20% whole bunches and a long maceration period, but without excessive extraction.

This year gave us optimal acid levels and alcohol contents between 11.5% and 12.5%, which allowed us to craft an elegant wine which, after alcoholic fermentation, spent around 20 months ageing in barriques and in an old 2500L wooden vat in the Quinta da Lomba.

The wine was bottled completely unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Conciso displays a light colour, with violet hues. A very intense and complex aromatic profile delights the nose with freshness, minerality and fruits of the forest mingling with pepper and clove. With some time and air, the wine opens up even further, which is why we would also suggest decanting the wine in advance. The palate entices with its multiple layers of fresh fruit and silky tannins. This is a wine with presence, elegance and great freshness – a pure representation of the Dão appellation, with beautiful acidity and balance. The finish is long, layered and delicate.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos)S.A

Region

Dão

Soil Type

Granite

Average Vine Age

80 and more than 100 years

Grape Varieties

Baga e Jaen

Vines per HA

4500 vines

Pruning Method

Gobelet

Alt. from Sea Level

600

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand Picking

Malolactic

In a large 2500L wooden vat

Fermentation

In lagares, with 20% whole bunches

Bottled

June 2018

Ageing

20 months in an old 2500L wooden vat

Dry Extract

24.2

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.4

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.84

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.85

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.73

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

16

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

33

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

8750 Bottles

Allergens

Sulphites

Food Suggestions

Traditional Portuguese cuisine, venison and “arroz de pato” duck rice.

Bottle

Box

35 10.5 × 3 5756 wood

Palette

120 80 130 Boxes