Lagar de Baixo Niepoort


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 2020 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.

Food Suggestion: Venison dishes (partridge, wild boar), pork and bean stew, baked cod. Vegetarian suggestions: dishes with legumes (red kidney beans, lentils).


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Lively and pale
Nose Floral nuances and notes of aromatic herbs mingle with cherry and pomegranate aromas
Palate Hints of spice and vanilla pods. The wine’s rounded, polished and highly elegant palate also offers plenty of freshness and intensity, ending in a long, expressive finish

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Baga
Alcohol % 12.5%
Style Pinot Noir Style
Estate/Producer Niepoort
Country Portugal
Region Bairrada
Vintage 2020
Vinification Hand Harvest followed by Malolactic in large oak barrels. Fermentation then in large steel vats and aged for 19 months in large oak barrels before bottling
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Some ageing potential. We reckon up to 10 years after harvest

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