Bastardo Niepoort 2017
An independent family-owned wine business since 1842, Niepoort is widely considered to be one of the highest quality Portuguese producers, with many new and innovative wines created by winemaker, Dirk Niepoort, since the early 90s. 2017 is the inaugural vintage of this particular cuvée, a lighter-bodied and aromatic red made from 100% Bastardo (aka Trousseau) from old, organically cultivated vineyards of the Quinta de Nápoles. Vibrant red in colour, it is bright and fresh with notes of sweet-sour strawberry, wild berries and slightly green, herbal notes so typical of the variety. Clean and refreshing, this can be enjoyed slightly chilled with a variety of foods.