Niepoort Lagar de Baixo 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

Portugal, Douro
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‘The 2020 Baga Lagar do Baixo hails from Bairrada. It underwent carbonic maceration and aged for up to 19 months in large barrels. Displaying a garnet hue, it wafts up from the glass with aromatic notes of black tea, white pepper, red fruits and a leafy character, underscored by oak. This flavorful, modern red is dry, juicy and refreshing, with a textured mouthfeel that contributes to its compact profile. 2024-2036’ – Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous, 92/100

‘The Lagar de Baixo is a delicate yet complex red wine. Its colour is lively and pale, with some purple glints. On the nose, floral nuances and notes of aromatic herbs mingle with cherry and pomegranate aromas. The time spent maturing in barrels complements the wine’s profile with hints of spice and vanilla pods. The wine’s rounded, polished and highly elegant palate also offers plenty of freshness and intensity, ending in a long, expressive finish.’ – Winemaker

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Dirk Niepoort
Alcohol 12%
Blend information 100% Baga
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Baga
Rating VIN 92
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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