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Vertente Niepoort Tinto

25.50

The Vertente is a wine of incredible elegance and complexity which masterfully combines the fruitiness and concentration of Douro wines with the freshness typical of Niepoort’s winemaking philosophy.

The majority of the grapes for the Vertente originate from vines older than 60 years, planted on the right bank of the Douro River, and a smaller quantity comes from 30-year-old vineyard blocks situated in the Tedo River Valley, in the Quinta de Nápoles.

The Vertente 2015 offers a beautiful, concentrated ruby colour and a youthful, rich and complex nose full of black pepper aromas and red fruits of the forest notes, with nuances of plums and cherries too. The wood is subtle, providing some hints of smokiness. One can also detect mineral notes of wet stone. The palate is tightly structured and profound, with a good backbone, yet showing elegance and finesse, with well-integrated tannins and balanced acidity which give it a long and deeply enjoyable finish. This Vertente should age very well in bottle.

 

 

2016

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela

Douro valley, Portugal

18-21°C

12

Unoaked

Body of wine:

Medium

Pairings:

Standard Bottle (750ml)

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