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TFWATH Baga 2018

TFWATH Baga 2018

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The first wine I made, thanks to Dirk Niepoort, for whom I worked as an intern in 2018. I always loved the red fruits and exotic frankincense spice of Bairrada baga, and always loved the ethereal quality of Niepoort baga. 

When it grows on the clay-limestone soil of Bairrada, it truly is one of the finest red grape varieties in the world: heaven-scented and capable of decades' ageing. This 2018 wine, made under the guidance of Sergio Silva and Miguel Silva (unrelated), was aged for two years in used 500l Burgundy barrels and a further two years in bottle. 

The grapes are from three biodynamically farmed vineyards on Dirk Niepoort’s Quinta de Baixo estate. Quinta de Montarro, Quinta de Lagoa and Bezerreiro (pure Poeirinho clone baga vines aged 100+). Average vine age 40-60 years old. The soil is dense chalk subsoil with a clay-limestone topsoil.  

Red fruits, frankincense, rose, tobacco. Limestone-fine and succulent.

12.5% vol.

Unfined and unfiltered. 75cl. Contains sulphites (<30ppm).

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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