Niepoort Lagar de Baixo 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

Portugal, Bairrada
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'Ruby red in appearance, this wine offers fresh aromas of red berries and spices. This lively, vibrant fruitiness echoes the terroir of this region beautifully. On the palate, the Baga grape variety also presents a pronounced fruity and fresh character, with a long finish. The Lagar de Baixo is a wine which captivates us and lingers in our minds for quite some time!' – Niepoort

Tasting notes on the 2017 vintage:
'Expressive, Pinot-esque, this blend of young and old vine fruit from around Cantanhede undergoes carbonic maceration and was aged in used 2,500-litre vats. Lovely floral lift to its sweet, silky red berry and pithier raspberry fruit, with earthier beetroot and chamois tannins for savouriness. Mineral acidity carries a persistent finish with hints of iodine, pine needle and whole bunch spice. Drinking Window 2020 - 2025.' – Sarah Ahmed, Decanter, 94/100

'Graceful, with harmonious layers of steeped black cherry, blackberry and currant notes interlaced with mineral, anise and savory spice details. This is nicely crafted, with smooth, round tannins encasing black tea, dried floral and underbrush elements on the engaging finish. Drink now through 2029.' – Wine Spectator, 91/100
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Dirk Niepoort
Alcohol 12.6%
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Baga
Technical analysis RS: 1.1 g/L | TA: 4.9 g/L | PH: 3.61
Producer information The Niepoort family has been creating Port Wines since 1842. Dirk Niepoort, fifth generation, is the head of the business after his father, Rolf’s retirement in 2005. Dirk is a pioneer of table wines in Portugal and, as with all Dirk’s projects around the world, his focus is on traditionally made wines that offer elegance while showcasing terroir. Dirk ‘helped transform the region and the way the world thinks about wine’ says Wine & Spirits Magazine about Dirk and his role in the Douro. His wines transcend the extreme heat of the Douro and display great freshness and elegance.
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