Niepoort Bioma 2010 is the first release of this wine. Niepoort Vinhos is a family company now in its fifth generation and presently managed by Dirk Niepoort. Despite being the second smallest Port shippers in the trade they are second to none in quality. After establishing Niepoort as one of the best Port Houses, Dirk has now set about making some of the best and most interesting Douro wines. It is made entirely from grapes sourced from Niepoort’s Quinta de Napoles which is managed according to organic practices and is currently undergoing the process of certification. The grapes for Niepoort Bioma Tinto are from younger vines (only 20 year old) and the wine is aged in large, old wooden oak vats that have been previously used to store Port wine. The idea is to produce a very pure, fruity wine without much oak character but with elegant and firm tannins. The grapes were hand harvested and after pressing the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and then ageing in 5000 litre and 2000 litre old wood casks for 12 months. The wine is a blend of Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Touriga Nacional.