Niepoort Lagar de Baixo 2020
19.05€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Free run fermented in oak with whole grape harvest (carbonic maceration) in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation and ageing for 19 months in French oak foudres.
Dirk Niepoort 's immense passion for the Baga variety and the fantastic terroir of the Bairrada region led him to search for small parcels of Baga in very old vines, scattered throughout the Cantanhede region, over the last three years. These wines were light in colour and alcohol content, elegant and fine soon after bottling, but with enormous ageing potential. In 2012, with the acquisition of Quinta de Baixo, it was possible to recreate the Lagar de Baixo brand with a classic profile that would dignify the nobility of the Baga variety in Bairrada. Lagar de Baixo Tinto is the result of joining very old vines with younger ones: a complex and serious red wine, but with a certain youth and vigour.
The Lagar de Baixo wine comes from several plots, some very old, others more recent, such as Montarro, about 15 years old. The wine was vinified in the lagar, where it ferments with 20% stems and macerates for 5 weeks. Malolactic fermentation took place in old 225-litre barrels, where it aged for 20 months. Finally it is bottled unfiltered.
With a ruby colour of medium concentration, Lagar de Baixo is very expressive in the notes of fresh red fruit, slightly vegetal, reminiscent of the nuances of the stem. Fresh and very defined in aroma, it presents a very attractive profile. Very fine in the mouth, with a mineral and wild profile, it is a wine with quite present tannins, but harmonised with good volume. Fresh and delicate, with a presence without being opulent. The aftertaste is refreshing and very long. With the typical acidity of the Baga variety in a very balanced whole, a long and noble ageing is expected.
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