2015 Niepoort Quinta de Baixo Poeirinho Garrafeira red
The Poeirinho, whose name reflects the old term for the Baga grape variety, is a tribute to the great Bairrada wines of the past, and this Garrafeira is no exception. The Poeirinho Garrafeira 2015 displays violet hues. The nose is unbelievably complex and expressive, with notes of red berries, hints of spice and an underlying refreshing floral character. The wine impresses and delights with the incredible freshness and purity of its aromas which reflect the calcareous terroir, emphasising the elegance of the Baga grape variety. On the palate, the wine shows plenty of finesse, layers and great precision. Very smooth and with beautifully structured acidity, the wine offers exceptionally delicate tannins. Full of character, this “Garrafeira” is particularly well-balanced. A refreshing, lingering and deeply elegant finish unfurls more and more. With its elegance and depth, this great wine will age gracefully in the bottle.
On the Portuguese wine scene, there is no more consensual producer than Niepoort, and the long history begins in 1842 with the first Van Der Niepoort arriving in Portugal.
As he started in the Port Wine market as a merchant, he quickly set up his business which would prove to be prosperous and future-proof.
Thus, in the 5th generation, Dirk Niepoort was born, an unavoidable producer in the world of wines, recognised as one of the most important characters who worked, and still works, on behalf of Portuguese wine. He has worked with several dozen producers, helped them to improve their wines and understand their vineyards, while also preparing his legacy with those who are always creating irreverent wines. Nowadays, Dirk Niepoort collaborates on many other projects, in practically all national wine regions and some foreign ones.