Niepoort Vertente Tinto

Niepoort

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Wine label
Vintage:2014
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:Portugal
Region:Douro
Appellation:Douro
Type:Red
Varietals:Red Blend
Varietal notes:Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & others
Organic:Practicing
Vineyard:The grapes come from two areas - Napoles and Pinhao Valley with many of the vines as old as 70 years. The wine is a field blend of many varieties the principles being Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela.
Orientation:The vineyards are at an elevation fo 200 to 450 m
Soil:Schist
Viticulture:Hand picked with vineyard selection. Practicing Organic.
Vinification:Fermented in a combination of traditional cement lagares and stainless steel. Macerations varied between 8-25 days. The wine naturally ferments.
Aging:18 months in French oak barrels where malolactic takes place.
Tasting:The grapes for Vertente come from the slopes of Pinhao and Tedo rivers - both Douro tributaries. The grape blend includes several varieties, where Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz are predominant. Vertente is a fresh and elegant wine. Its freshness and youth come from the vines of Quinta de Napoles and its elegance from the old vineyards of the Pinhao valley.