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Vertente is a wine of incredible elegance and complexity that masterfully combines the fruitiness and concentration of the Douro.
wines with the typical freshness of Niepoort’s winemaking philosophy.
As the name suggests (“Vertente” means “aspect” or “slope”), this wine represents an overview of the Douro Valley: it is composed of
a little of all the Douro terroirs that we cultivate. Most of the grapes come from old vines aged between 50 and 80 years.
years, with a traditional blend of several varieties.
|Varieties||Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca e outras|
The 2017 crop can be described as a warm year – the second warmest since 1931, with much lower than usual rainfall levels, leading to
to high evaporation and significant decrease in soil moisture. 2017 is therefore also ranked as one of the driest years since 1931.
Niepoort’s philosophy of working with old vines has proven to be rewarding as they are less affected by various weather conditions, benefit
better balance and have access to water reserves located deep in the soil.
The grapes showed excellent quality and health, with ripe, crispy skins and ripe seeds. They were chosen between Aug.
and September 10, making it the first harvest in Niepoort’s history. This early harvest allowed us to obtain grapes with balanced natural acidity and, therefore, to produce fresh, elegant and linear wines.