Niepoort Conciso Tinto is a red wine coupage made with Braga, Jaen and other red varieties. It is made by the Niepoort winery and is classified as a DOC Dão wine.
Niepoort is a winery founded in 1842 and run by the Niepoort family. They have worked with the Noriega family to make their wines for many years. They use traditional Portuguese techniques such as grape treading, fermentation in cement deposits and aging in pipes, 550-litre port aging barrels, whilst also using new technologies that allow them to take the best care of the grapes. The winery has vines in different locations, some of which are over 100 years old, and they have their aging room in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The Niepoort Conciso Tinto vineyard is east-facing on the slopes of the Serra da Estrela and the vines are centuries-old. The soil is granite, and the varieties are already mixed in the field. The strains are over one hundred years old.
The Niepoort Conciso Tinto grapes are vinified in a press with half of the vintage destemmed. They macerate for a long time but without excessive extraction. They ferment for about 25 days and are aged for about 20 months in a large 2,500-litre wooden barrel. The wine is bottled without filtering or clarifying.
Niepoort Conciso Tinto is a fine and elegant Dão, without heavy fruit, which reveals the full potential of an old vine.