NIEPOORT VERTENTE 2014
Tinta Roriz I Touriga Franca I Others
Vertente is a wine of great elegance and complexity that combines masterly the fruit and concentration of the Douro wines with the freshness of Niepoort wines. The grapes for Vertente come from old vines with over 60 years, situated on the right bank of Douro river and from a small part of vines with about 30 years planted in river Tedo valley, at Quinta de Nápoles. 70% of the wine fermented in stainless steel vats with an automatic pressing system and the remaining 30% in cone-shaped stainless steel vats. The wine aged for 20 months in French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation took place.