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Savoury / earthy reds - LAGAR DE BAIXO, Niepoort. Bairrada

2015 LAGAR DE BAIXO, Niepoort. Bairrada, Portugal

Bin: 653
Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
Size of bottle: 75cl
Grape Variety: 100% Baga.
Producer: From the website of the extraordinary, inimitable Dirk Niepoort (who is based in the Douro Valley, but has projects all round Portugal):
"The huge passion of Dirk Niepoort for Baga variety and the fantastic terroir of the Bairrada region led him to look for small parcels of Baga in very old vines, scattered throughout the Cantanhede region, over the past three years. These wines were light in color and alcoholic content, elegant and fine, soon after bottling, but with a huge ageing potential.
With the acquisition of the Quinta de Baixo in 2012, it became possible to recreate the Lagar de Baixo brand, moving towards a classically-styled wine which highlights the nobility of Baga grown in Bairrada. The red Lagar de Baixo is the result of a combination of very old vines and younger vines: complex, serious, but with some youth and grip.
The 2017 Lagar de Baixo is our most classic wine from Quinta de Baixo and the wine that best reflects the Bairrada terroir. It is fermented in lagares and aged in used barrels."
Old Bridge Rating: A difficult wine. Low in alcohol, high in acid and tannin, under-stated, complex, savoury. If that doesn't put you off, you are the right customer - it's a beautiful wine.

£23.00 per bottle
£21.85 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£20.70 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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