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Niepoort Bioma Vinha Velha 2011Vintage Port

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Fine dark red appearance with a dark red/purple rim. At this stage the aroma is rather unrevealing, but on the palate shows great freshness and a purity of fruit, giving elegance, along with some grainy tannins on the mid palate giving both structure and power to the wine. It can be expected that with another year of ageing the colour will close up further.


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Portugal, Douro, Port
750 ml
Grape Varieties:
  • Touriga Franca
  • Tinta Roriz
  • Tinto Cão
  • Tinta Francisca
  • Tinta Amarela, Sousão & others including Touriga Nacional
Niepoort Bioma Vinha Velha 2011 Organic Vintage Port
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Another premium Vintage Port to the Niepoort Portfolio, Bioma “Vinha Velha”. It is a style of Vintage Port which not only respects the terroir, but also harks back to a golden age of Port. At the heart of the concept of Bioma “Vinha Velha”, is a very special vineyard (Vinha da Pisca) in a very peculiar part of the Douro. For many years, this vineyard has provided the backbone of Niepoort Vintage Ports, but since 2005, the winery have been able to study the qualities of this vineyard in greater detail, managing it in an organic way, and furthermore, identifying better, part of the remarkable wines made here for setting aside, as Bioma in 2011, 2009, 2008 and Pisca in 2007. Bioma “Vinha Velha” is a single vineyard Vintage Port, rather than a single Quinta. The “Vinha Velha” refers to the extraordinary age of the vines at Vinha da Pisca, mostly exceeding 80 years old. The intention is to offer, in very small quantity a style of Vintage Port which is more akin to the very best English-bottled Vintage Ports of 1970 and before. The exceptional fruit quality from the ancient vines of the Pisca Vineyard appears to express its sense of place quite wonderfully when we apply the ‘logic’ of older times.

This Dutch house was founded in 1842 and is in its fifth generation. Dirk Niepoort is one of the Douro boys and a pioneer of quality table wines in the Douro Valley. Niepoort is perhaps better known for its classic, well regarded port, but its dry red table wines combine freshness, acidity and balance with elegance and substance. In their own words their aim is “To preserve the niche product while making great table and port wines”.

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