Niepoort Vertente Tinto

Country: 
Portugal
Region: 
Douro
Item code: 
PNP144
Vintage: 
2014
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Douro
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Niepoort
Varietals: 
Red Blend
Varietal notes: 
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & others
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.
The vineyards are at an elevation fo 200 to 450 m
Schist
Hand picked with vineyard selection. Practicing Organic.
Fermented in a combination of traditional cement lagares and stainless steel. Macerations varied between 8-25 days. The wine naturally ferments.
18 months in French oak barrels where malolactic takes place.
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.
Aromas of stone and smoke with hints of slate. Medium body, firm and silky tannins. Linear and bright. Drink now.
Field Publication Computed: 
IWC
Field Rating Computed: 
Aromas of stone and smoke with hints of slate. Medium body, firm and silky tannins. Linear and bright. Drink now.\n