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Niepoort

Amidst the breathtaking slopes of Portugal's Douro Valley, Niepoort stands as a testament to both tradition and bold exploration. Founded in 1842 by Dutch immigrants, the winery has evolved over generations, leaving an indelible mark on the world of Port and Douro table wines.

The early years saw Niepoort establish itself as a respected Port house, sourcing grapes from across the valley. But a turning point arrived with Dirk Niepoort, the fifth-generation vintner. Possessing a restless curiosity and a passion for terroir, Dirk embarked on a path of innovation. In the 1980s, he defied convention by acquiring the winery's first Quinta, or vineyard estate – Quinta de Nápoles. This move signaled a shift towards greater control over grape quality and a focus on showcasing the unique character of specific Douro sub-regions.

Dirk's vision extended beyond Port. He recognized the potential of the Douro for crafting exceptional still wines. Inspired by the world-class table wines emerging from other regions, he spearheaded the production of dry Douro reds like the iconic Batuta. These wines, crafted from traditional Portuguese grape varieties, challenged the perception of the Douro as solely a Port producer.

Niepoort's viticulture reflects a deep respect for the Douro's unforgiving yet magical landscape. The schistose soils, steep slopes, and scorching summer sun demand meticulous attention. Niepoort embraces sustainable practices, working in harmony with the environment. Low yields and meticulous hand-harvesting ensure grapes of exceptional quality.

In the cellar, tradition and innovation find a unique balance. Time-honored techniques like foot treading for Port are employed alongside modern winemaking methods. Dirk's adventurous spirit is evident in his willingness to experiment with different aging vessels and techniques, constantly pushing the boundaries of what Douro wines can achieve.

Today, Niepoort remains a family-owned winery, with Dirk's son Daniel now actively involved. Their portfolio encompasses a stunning array of Ports, from classic Vintage Ports to innovative white Ports. Their still wines, both red and white, showcase the diversity and potential of the Douro Valley. Niepoort's journey is a testament to the transformative power of vision, a relentless pursuit of quality, and a deep respect for the land that sustains them. As they continue to explore the possibilities of the Douro, Niepoort promises to keep us enthralled with their captivating wines for generations to come.

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Sold outHerdade do Cebolal - NatCool Branco 1L
Herdade do Cebolal - NatCool Tinto 1L
Niepoort - NatCool Rosé 1L
Niepoort - NatCool Rosé 1L Sale price€19,00
Niepoort - NatCool Copo Alegre Tinto 1L
Sold outNiepoort - NatCool Branco 1L
Niepoort - NatCool Branco 1L Sale price€13,00
Niepoort - 2022 - Vintage Port
Niepoort - 2022 - Vintage Port Sale price€105,00
Sold outNiepoort - Old Companion - Dry Tawny
Sold outNiepoort - 1997 - Redoma Branco Reserva
Niepoort - NatCool Voyeur Mulato 1L
Niepoort - NatCool Dão Tinto 1L
Niepoort - NatCool Baga Tinto 1L
Niepoort - NatCool Trudy Port 1L
Niepoort Quinta de Baixo - 2018 - Vinhas Velhas Branco
Niepoort - Quinado 500ml
Niepoort - Quinado 500ml Sale price€23,99
Niepoort - Conciso Tinto 1L
Niepoort - Conciso Tinto 1L Sale price€18,99
Niepoort - 2015 - Vintage Port Bioma VV