Niepoort Batuta

£220.65

for the equivalent of £73.55 a bottle
CASE OF 3 BOTTLES

Grower: Niepoort Vinhos
Grape Variety: Touriga Franca / Tinta Roriz / Rufete / Malvazia Preta / Others
Style: Fruity and Earthy
Country: Portugal
Appellation: Douro
Vintage: 2017/18
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Bright ruby ​​in colour. The bouquet is discreet, young, with notes of currant and blackberry combined with a mineral component and a light wood. The palate is quite elegant, with a vibrant mid-palate showing the woody notes and well integrated acidity with red fruit, moving towards a long, light and precise finish.

Founded in 1842, the small Port house of Niepoort is now run by 5th generation brother and sister Dirk and Verena Niepoort. Its easy to forget that it was only a few years ago that Niepoort was only sought out by a small band of faithful followers, as stock of remarkable, artisan wines built up in the cramped old Niepoort lodge in Rua Serpa Pinto in Vila Nova de Gaia. These days, with a formidable international reputation which spans all styles from aged tawny to vintage, and all points in between, demand threatens to outstrip supply. Niepoort’s mission has always been to be a “niche player”, to produce distinctive Ports and Douro wines, combining centuries-old tradition with innovation. This continues today with new vineyard projects to produce dry, natural wines in the Douro – Bairrada – Dão triangle. The importance attached to understanding soils, climates and grape varieties has led the current head of the business Dirk Niepoort down the path of Biodynamics, a practise that respects the “moods” of Nature, to find a balance between biodiversity and minimum intervention, and the wines really speak for themselves. Many of their vineyards now have organic certification, which is very much against the grain in contemporary Port making. After 150 years of doing things just a little differently, Niepoort are now highly respected for their delicious Ports and an increasing array of natural table wines.

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