Baga | Jaen | Old Vines
In September 2012, during two rainy days in the Douro Valley, which forced to stop the harvest, Dirk Niepoort went to the Dão region to see a very old, almost centenarian vineyard. This vineyard, facing east to the slopes of Serra da Estrela, carefully tended by an old farmer, was in the perfect moment to be harvested. A light, elegant and very fresh wine, with a long aftertaste, based on mineral and wild berries notes. Far from the heavy and powerful wines, it was created a very delicate and fine wine, with plenty of life ahead. With the help of our friend Álvaro de Castro, from Quinta da Pellada, the grapes were vinified in lagar (wine press).
Ageing: 20 months in a 2500L old barrel
Alcohol Content: 12,5%