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Nat'Cool Drink Me Baga Niepoort 2017 1 litre bottle

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One Line Description Nat'Cool Drink Me Baga Niepoort, hands off wine making, Carbonic Maceration, soft, light expression of Baga.
Production Method Conventional
Country Portugal Portuguese
Region Bairrada, Portugal
Producer Niepoort
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Blend 100% Baga
Alcohol 12% abv
Total Sulphur Level 52mg/l
Maturation 6 months in stainless steel
Annual Production 10 - 20,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Best drunk young and fresh and in quantity!
Production Detail 5 week fermentation in steel, carbonic maceration, short refinement, unfiltered, not officially organic wine however a fantastic year meant no treatments were used in the vineyards during the 2017 vintage
Natural Features Vegan, Unfiltered
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Nat'Cool Drink Me Baga Niepoort 2017, hands off wine making, Carbonic Maceration, soft, light expression of Baga. Baga is a touch grape which is very high in tannin and generally needs time to mature and express its delightful floral aromas and fruit character. However, here in the Bairrada with 80-100 year old vines and hands off wine making including carbonic maceration (which generally extracts less tannin), the astringent elements of the Baga grape are tamed and the resulting wine is pure juicy, fresh red with delicious wild berries, floral notes and light body. This wine is great fun, on opening there is a note of spritz but this vanishes quickly, I reckon it is just the wine's youthful spirit leaping from the bottle on its re-acquaintance with oxygen. What follows is very easy, juicy red which can be enjoyed chilled in the summer with a BBQ or at room temp in the autumn with some field mushrooms. The litre bottle and 11.5% abv is fantastic as between two, you have enough wine and not enough booze to make you suffer for it. A great addition to Niepoort portfolio, the wines go from strength to strength.

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. Ports are all made at the old Museu de Lagares in Vale de Mendiz, which has the only circular granite Lagares in the Douro.

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