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Niepoort

The port house with seat in postage (Suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia) in the Portuguese area Douro was founded in 1842 by Eduard Kebe. The immigrant from the Netherlands family Niepoort went in 1847 and took over the company after the death of the owner. It is still family-owned for the fifth generation and is managed by Dirk van der Niepoort. He discovered his interest in premium wines during an internship at Moevenpick in Switzerland. After a year of practice in the California winery Cuvaison, he joined in 1987 at the side of his father Rolf in the operation. He acquired the goods Quinta de Napoles and Quinta du Carril. The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards, with the varieties Touriga Franca. Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz ( Tempranillo ), Tinta Amarela ( Trincadeira Preta ), Gouveio ( Godello ) Rabigato. Viosinho and sousão ( Vinhão ) are planted. A special feature are very old Rebbestände with partly over one hundred years.

Under the name "Redoma" are a red wine and a white wine autochthonous Produced varieties. The red wine "Batuta" is made from old vines and in Barrique expanded. The specialty is port wines The house is mainly due to its Tawny got known. But all other variants are also produced, such as Colheitas, Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage (LBV). A rare specialty of the house are Garrafeiras (similar to a LBV) the first three to six years in traditional pipes (Wooden barrel) and then about 20 years in eleven-liter glass balloons ( demijohn ) before they are bottled and marketed. Niepoort has been involved with the Belgian entrepreneur Dieter Bohrmann since 1991 at the Quinta do Passadouro winery. The vineyards cover 22 hectares. Among other things, a Single Quinta Vintage is produced here.

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