Niepoort Vertente Tinto is a red wine mad by Dirk Niepoort in the Douro valley. 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 Niepoort Vertente came partly 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 blend of Douro red grape varieties – Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional and other grape varieties aged 18 months in French barrels.
Sometimes available in Magnums.