When the Poeirinho 2012 was first released, Dirk Niepoort decided to put aside 2 vats and mature the wine for a longer period. The aim was to create a Bairrada “Garrafeira”, a special reserve wine. Throughout the maturation period, the wine retained an incredible freshness and gained structure and complexity. The Poeirinho Garrafeira 2012 comes from various very old vineyard parcels, of which some are more than a century old.
Ageing: Malolactic fermentation occurred in old 2500-litre wooden vats. The wine matured in these vats for 3½ years and was then bottled unfiltered.