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Niepoort NAT'Cool! Tinto Bairradatext

Niepoort NAT'Cool! Tinto Bairrada 2021

Bairrada, Northern Portugal, PortugalDirk Niepoort's NAT'Cool! range of wines were created to meet certain criteria : be made as naturally as possible, be low alcohol, be terroir-driven, use native grapes to the region, be affordable, and be so smashable that it's only sold in 1L bottles. This lighter, shining red is 40-100 year old baga vines from the limestone laced, clay soils of Bairrada. This was native fermented and aged in stainless, to preserve the purity of fruit. Crushed plums, black raspberries, rockrose streams through this lighter 11% red, with tart rhubarb acidity brightening, and fine, lightly sticky tannins framing. The finish is dusted with pink peppercorn, with a pink grapefruit twist. A fun, bright, and smashable, chillable red to open with friends (1L!)Tasted: 12 December 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$32.001000mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: BagaCSPC: 86366UPC: 5600820030529