Niepoort Vertente 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

Portugal, Douro
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'The 2018 Vertente is a field blend of grapes like Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca aged for 22 months in 90% used French oak. It comes in at 12.6% alcohol. Always one of the winery's best values, this sometimes hangs with the big boys while coming in at a very nice price point. This year, it's graceful and textured, adding very ripe tannins on the finish. Easy to drink right now, it should still hold at least another decade or so. There were 78,800 bottles produced from vines ranging from 30 to 60 years in age. Drink 2021-2031.' – Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, 89/100

'A brilliant ruby red colour of medium intensity clothes this Vertente and its typical 2018 characteristics. Its nose is still very youthful, with notes of graphite, fruits of the forest and some black plum mingling with some added complexity from the wood. Its fine and deeply refreshing flavour profile provides tension and complexity on the palate, making the Vertente 2018 a truly elegant wine, with a pleasant finish. This wine will undoubtedly age beautifully in the bottle.' – Niepoort
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Condition New
Winemaker Dirk Niepoort
Alcohol 12.6%
Blend information Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and others
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating WA 89
Technical analysis RS: 0.6 g/L | TA: 4.9 g/L | PH: 3.59
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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