Eduard Dirk Niepoort the head of the business, since the formal retirement of Eduard Rudolph Niepoort in 2005. Dirk, born in 1964, discovered the world of wine during the studies in Switzerland. In 1987 Dirk joined his father Rolf Niepoort in the family business and was challenged to continue innovation and maintain traditions. The first important step was the acquisition of the first own vineyards: Quinta de Nápoles and Quinta do Carril in Cima Corgo, a region that traditionally produces the best Port Wines;15 hectares of vineyards were newly planted, and 10 hectares 60-year old vines were carefully maintained. Owning Quintas and vineyards in the Douro was an important step in the port wine and the first step for the creation of Niepoort wines. Dirk's passion for wines and the humble respect and curiosity for the DOURO terroir defined the team spirit over the last two decades and is a constant inspiration and challenge to the team. Dirk's sister, Verena Niepoort, joined Niepoort team as executive director in 2005.
Diálogo (Drink Me) Tinto Douro DOC 2008
It is a dark ruby wine with an intense red fruit aroma with a spicy character. On the palate it is young, dense, with appealing freshness and juicy tannins, good acidity and attractive structure.
Diálogo (Fabelhaft) Branco Douro DOC 2010
Vivid colour, with intense mineral character and a strong citrus notes. On the palate it shows great acidity, with aromas of pip fruit and a slightly smoky character which underlines the complexity of wine. A long finish, which makes this a perfect table wine.
Redoma Rosé Douro DOC 2010
Intense and very vivid aroma with notes of red berries fruits, white flowers and spicy-earthy character and well integrated toasted notes. Great freshness and intensity, full body rosé, plenty of fruit with long lasting finish and very good structure.
Redoma Branco Douro DOC 2010
Mineral character, combined with the citric and white flowers notes. The smoky oak character presence is subtle and combines perfectly with the aromatic complexity of the wine. The flavour is rich, but light, plenty of stone fruit notes, citric flavours and almond notes.
Tiara Branco Douro DOC 2009
Very complex, intense citric and green apple notes. With a wet stone mineral character, even though coming from a warm year, shows only freshness in the aroma. The palate is vibrant and intense with fresh fruit flavours and exceptional lightness.
Vertente Tinto Douro DOC 2008
Dark ruby colour, with red fruit aromas, spicy with dark and green pepper notes, very mineral. On the palate is balanced and appealing, elegant fruit with great freshness, the tannins are smooth but present with great intensity and persistence.