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Red Wine
Vertente
Niepoort 2016, 75cl
Douro DOC

13
approx. £10.94

 13.7%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 16º

 Bordeaux

89/100  Wine Spectator

16/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2015

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Vertente

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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. Vertente is made from grapes from the 25 year old vineyards of Quinta de Nápoles and old vines planted on the slopes of the river Pinhão, where Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz are predominant. The old vines contribute to the elegance of this wine, while the 25 year old vines give it youth. It is a wine that finds a unique balance between concentration, fruit, complexity and elegance, creating an excellent 2012 red. Made to be consumed young, it has great ageing potential.

Vinification: 2012 was marked by the lack of rain in the Douro region. As a result, the growing cycle began, on average, 15 days later than in previous years. Furthermore, the winter of 2012 was marked by low temperatures, enabling the vegetation to grow in an appropriate and balanced way. The ripening period was not as warm as usual and the cooler temperatures allowed the grapes to achieve good total acidity, a key factor for a fresh and balanced taste. The harvest took place in September. After selection at the vine, a second selection on the sorting table took place. 70% of the wine fermented in stainless steel wine presses, with an automatic pressing system and the remaining 30% fermented in cone-shaped stainless steel vats. The wine aged for 18 months in French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place.

Tasting Notes: In 2012, Vertente has a pretty ruby red colour, of medium concentration. A very fresh aroma and good complexity, marked by a mineral profile. Notes of black fruit, dark chocolate and spices. Very elegant on the palate with a good structure, without being heavy. Fine and well integrated tannins, it is a wine full of youth, with good acidity and fresh fruit. A long and elegant finish. Ideal to be drunk now, but thanks to its balance, it will have a long life in the bottle.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100341

Niepoort Vinhos

The Niepoort family has been creating Port Wines since 1842. The first property in Douro was bought in 1987 and Dirk Niepoort started a new Era in the company with the creation of the first Redoma red in 1991. In the last years Niepoort took on the great challenge of interpreting other soils and climates and acquired two properties in other regions, Dão and Bairrada. Discover the Niepoort Triangle which express the different terroirs: Schist (Douro), Limestone (Bairrada) and Granite (Dão).

Address

Niepoort Vinhos S.A.

Rua Cândido dos Reis, 670
4400-071 Vila Nova de Gaia
Portugal

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