Since early Carlos Raposo realized his connection with nature, that’s why at the age of 16 he followed enology and viticulture at the school CVR Bairrada. At the age of 20, he left for France, where he studied for seven years in Bordeaux and Burgundy.
At 27, he returned definitively to Portugal where he started working with Dirk Niepoort. Although young, his experience around the world, passion and dedication made him Dirk’s key man at Quinta de Naples in the Douro. He has worked hard to sculpt delicious wines like Batuta, elegant like Coche, with character like Robustus and Redoma. But also Turris and all the other projects he grabbed, from the Dão to the Vinhos Verdes. Carlos partially left Niepoort in mid-2018, continuing to work together with Dirk on the Vinhos Verdes project.
In 2018 he launched the Imperfect Wines, which have already conquered the national and international market. Imperfeitos, limited productions, have already been tasted and approved by journalists, critics and sommeliers, including the renowned international magazine “Decanter“ that gave 97 points to the Imperfeito wine, a score never before reached in a Portuguese white wine, which makes us very proud.
In 2020 the WWW was launched, singular, unique and high quality wines, a concept of different wines, using the best that nature gives us, in the different terroirs of the world, our goal is simply to translate it into a glass of wine.
World Wild Wines
“This new project is based on my dream of making wines in any country and region of the world and having the opportunity to create unique wines. This is an old desire and its fulfillment is facilitated by the strong friendships I have created while traveling and working in the four corners of the world. As an example, a Saint-Emilion wine (Bordeaux), made in Carlos Raposo’s “fashion” will soon be on the market. The philosophy of the WWW will always be to create fine, elegant and precise wines, wines where imagination is unlimited. Being native of the Dão Demarcated region, the first wines to be launched on the market will be two whites and two reds from my predilected region.” – Carlos Raposo