Niepoort Vertente Tinto
is an appealing wine: the fruit and concentration are the two main features of the Douro wines, and the elegance is a mark of Niepoort wines. The grapes for Vertente
came partially from 20 years old vineyards of Quinta de Nápoles in the Tedo Valley, and the rest from Pinhão Valley’s old vineyards. This wine is dense, complex and fresh, pleasant to drink now but also with great potential for ageing and improving with time.
Niepoort Vertente Tinto is a dark ruby colour, with red fruit aromas, spicy with dark and green pepper notes, very mineral. On the palate is balanced and appealing, elegant fruit with great freshness, the tannins are smooth but present with great intensity and persistence. A wine with character to drink now or over the next few years. Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional and other varietals aged 18 months in French barrels.
Food & Wine match:
Niepoort Vertente Tinto is an ideal match with Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, traditional Portuguese Duck and rice, magret de Canard, codfish dishes, Camembert, Sainte Albré or Brie cheese.