By Rui Falcão*

Niepoort.jpegThe change in generation in this family owned company disrupted fully concepts and procedures. From a deep traditional rooted winemaking, Niepoort soon showed a philosophy profoundly essayist, from a profile of contained manners turned into an unparalleled outspoken visibility.

The launch of still wines flourished and consolidated the brand image and today Port and Douro wines live together in perfect harmony, partners in this journey of quality and consistency. And is this successful dichotomy, the robustness and character of Douro wines and the certainty and tradition of Port wines that impress, year after year, without interruption, in a permanent consistency and reinvention.

Innovation became an inspiring word for Niepoort, the house belief. Being systematically one step ahead of future trends is the ingenuity of Dirk Niepoort, the great steersman and the man behind the revolution. And it is still left time to maintain a style of Port that is unique, the Garrafeira, a singular Port, difficult to fit anywhere in the current legal frame.






* Rui Falcão is a renowned Portuguese wine journalist, author and wine educator.  He is also a judge at several international wine competitions.