Biodynamic, Certified Organic
Vineyards & Viticulture
The Poeirinho is a wine produced solely from the grapes of the Quinta de Baixo vineyards. Poeirinho refers to the former designation of the Baga grape variety. Dirk Niepoort’s great passion for this grape variety and the unique terroir of the Bairrada region inspired Niepoort to acquire a number of small, but very old, Baga vineyard sites around the Cantanhede area. Average vine age is 100 years.
Harvest & Vinification
The 2016 Poeirinho was made using grapes from various very old vineyard blocks. It was fermented in open lagares and in closed tanks where it went through carbonic maceration, remaining there for four weeks before completing its fermentation in wooden vats. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in used wooden vats, where it also matured for 20 months. The wine was bottled unfiltered.