Dirk's new vintage

To launch his wine from The Vintage Port of 2017, producer Dirk Niepoort came to Lisbon, to bistro 100 Maneiras, in Largo da Trindade, to promote a tasting, at least... Creative! The event began with a tasting of Vintages Niepoort 1970, 2005, 2011 and 2015; Harvests 1997 and 1987; and Garrafeiras 1983 and 1987. At the end of the race, vintage 2017 finally emerged, a port that, according to Dirk's words, 'has an equine, harmony, freshness and concentration, close to perfection'. Marketing or not, proven truth is that Niepoort Ports have always enjoyed deserved fame, coupled with the fact that Dirk knows how to sell wines like no one else, hence being one of the most recognized Portuguese producers at national an
d international level. After the race, we left the Bistro 100 Maneiras towards the restaurant 100 Maneiras, in Rua do Teixeira (both belong to chef Ljubomir Stanisic, located very close to each other) shoes with Crocs (such as the vest, one of Dirk's brand images) and accompanied by some musical moments starring a group led by Pierre Aderne.Alre
ady in the restaurant, Ljubomir welcomed us with his usual madness and good disposition, and a wonderful tasting of dishes that were running on the table, harmonized, of course, with wines by Dirk Niepoort.Re
calling the most forgotten, Niepoort was founded in 1842 by Franciscus Marius van der Niepoort, born in 1813, in Hilversum, The Netherlands. Dirk represents the fifth generation of the family. Until the end of the 1980s, the Port wine business in Niepoort consisted of buying wine from Douro farmers and marketing it. Dirk Niepoort, born in Porto in 1964, joined his father in 1987 in the family business
. Known for his wines, the experiences and projects he does in the area, and for his relaxed and disarming way of dealing with people, Dirk achieved the international recognition that few have achieved. Being a fan of its Ports, its labels and packaging (but not all its follies in other wines and projects) is to take your hat off for the work developed, giving your company but also Portugal, an excellent image.