NIEPOORT Vertente (Bees) 2017 Bottle (Tinta Roriz Franca) - VGN
Red Still Wine | Portugal | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grape: Touriga Nacional
Grape Varieties Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & others. Vertente uses the younger vineyards (25 years old) of Quinta de Nápoles, on the slopes of the river Tedo, where Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela are predominant. Some older vines (60 years plus), bringing Tinta Roriz and others, contribute to the elegance of this wine, while the younger vines give it youth. Despite being made to be consumed young, it does have great ageing potential.
91 pts Robert Parker - "Bright ruby colour with black pepper notes combined with red berries fruit aromas. It has plenty of plums and cherries notes and a strong mineral character of wet stone aroma. Very rich and complex. The palate is firm with great acidity and a great tannic structure supported by well balanced tannins. Very long and persistent, promising a long life in bottle."