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Lagar de Baixo

Niepoort, Lagar de Baixo 2014

R320

3 in stock

Notes

The huge passion of Dirk Niepoort for Baga variety and the fantastic terroir of the Bairrada region led him to look for small parcels of Baga in very old vines, scattered throughout the Cantanhede region, over the past three years. These wines were light in color and alcoholic content, elegant and fine, soon after bottling, but with a huge ageing potential. In 2012, with the acquisition of Quinta de Baixo, it was possible to recreate the brand Lagar de Baixo with a classic profile that would dignify the nobility of Baga variety in Bairrada. Lagar de Baixo Tinto is the result of joining very old vines with younger ones: a complex and serious red wine, but with some youth and vigor.

Tasting notes:
'Beautiful aromatics here: floral cherries and raspberries. Supple and sweetly fruited, this is smashable but also refined and quite serious. Delicious and fine, and drinking perfectly now, although it will age.' – Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com, 94/100

'With its light ruby colour, this wine offers aromas of cherries and blackberries as well as subtle vegetal notes reminiscent of grape stems. It is a delicate but deeply expressive wine, with fresh and mouth-watering fruitiness. The palate is grippy, with noticeable and slightly earthy tannins which are typical of the Baga variety. The long maturation period in the vats lends the wine plenty of precision and a compact structure. Despite its youth, this fine and elegant red already shows excellent balance. It should be enjoyed lightly chilled to 14°C - 15°C, served in a Burgundy glass.' – Winemaker

Vinification:
The Bairrada region experienced a long and harsh winter with high levels of precipitation, much like the 2013 vintage. A practically non-existent spring and a summer with temperatures of around 30°C increased the risk of disease and delayed ripening. They began testing for ripeness around mid-August by analysing the seeds and the grapes’ health. Harvest commenced at the beginning of September. The Lagar de Baixo 2014 was vinified with 30% whole-bunch in lagares for 4 weeks before completing its fermentation process in a large, used 2500l vat. It was in this same vat that the wine went through malolactic fermentation and a maturation period of 20 months before it was bottled unfiltered.

The huge passion of Dirk Niepoort for Baga variety and the fantastic terroir of the Bairrada region led him to look for small parcels of Baga in very old vines, scattered throughout the Cantanhede region, over the past three years. These wines were light in color and alcoholic content, elegant and fine, soon after bottling, but with a huge ageing potential. In 2012, with the acquisition of Quinta de Baixo, it was possible to recreate the brand Lagar de Baixo with a classic profile that would dignify the nobility of Baga variety in Bairrada. Lagar de Baixo Tinto is the result of joining very old vines with younger ones: a complex and serious red wine, but with some youth and vigor.

Tasting notes:
'Beautiful aromatics here: floral cherries and raspberries. Supple and sweetly fruited, this is smashable but also refined and quite serious. Delicious and fine, and drinking perfectly now, although it will age.' – Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com, 94/100

'With its light ruby colour, this wine offers aromas of cherries and blackberries as well as subtle vegetal notes reminiscent of grape stems. It is a delicate but deeply expressive wine, with fresh and mouth-watering fruitiness. The palate is grippy, with noticeable and slightly earthy tannins which are typical of the Baga variety. The long maturation period in the vats lends the wine plenty of precision and a compact structure. Despite its youth, this fine and elegant red already shows excellent balance. It should be enjoyed lightly chilled to 14°C - 15°C, served in a Burgundy glass.' – Winemaker

Vinification:
The Bairrada region experienced a long and harsh winter with high levels of precipitation, much like the 2013 vintage. A practically non-existent spring and a summer with temperatures of around 30°C increased the risk of disease and delayed ripening. They began testing for ripeness around mid-August by analysing the seeds and the grapes’ health. Harvest commenced at the beginning of September. The Lagar de Baixo 2014 was vinified with 30% whole-bunch in lagares for 4 weeks before completing its fermentation process in a large, used 2500l vat. It was in this same vat that the wine went through malolactic fermentation and a maturation period of 20 months before it was bottled unfiltered.

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JG 94

Country

PT

Region

Bairrada

Style

Red

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