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 innovate maintaining the good 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.
The Bioma Tinto is an organically produced, SATIVA-certified wine created exclusively from our Quinta de Nápoles vineyards whose vines are quite young, with an age of approximately 25 years. In producing this wine, we opted for minimal intervention and a maturation period in an old wooden wine vat which had previously been used for Port. The aim was to obtain a pure wine without too much influence from the oak, but with firm and elegant tannins.
A beautifully intense red, the Bioma offers the deeply expressive aromas which are so typical of the Douro Valley, with notes of fruits of the forest, rock rose and smoky hints from the schist terroir. The palate is characterised by a wonderful youthful vivacity and purity of fruit, all in beautiful harmony. Compact and austere, the wine also boasts a full body, firm acidity and fine but assertive tannins. This is a food wine which is best enjoyed with robust dishes. Thanks to its maturation period in wood the Bioma has a robust and multi-layered character. Its finish is long and persistent.