Winemaker Dirk Niepoort and Nick Delaforce
Soil Type Schist
Main Varieties Mixed old vineyards
It goes without saying that Dirk Niepoort (5th generation) is one of the region’s greatest pioneers, with over 30 years of creating and honing some of Portugal’s most iconic wines. He also continues the Niepoort legacy of fabulous Portos with a poetic deftness.
He is a self-taught winemaker with a massive understanding of the wines of the world. Guided by his intuition, intellectual dexterity and willingness to explore the limits, he manages to have a clear vision of how Niepoort Douro wines and Portos should be and might be in the future. You will find an emphasis on complexity and lightness of touch guided by the diversity of terroirs. Wines and Portos that you’ll enjoy, that make you dwell over them.