Niepoort, Nat Cool Baga, Bairrada, Portugal, 2020
(at Baga for Beginners Tasting, 20 May 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2024
Pale but interesting, Baga goes 'glou glou' yet remains distinctive with its subtle chalky, smoky accent and fresh, saline piquancy. Just-picked raspberry and soft, sweet strawberry fruit add to the immediacy of this unoaked red, as do the gently grainy tannins. Pine needle and violet notes bring lift and nuance. An appetiser.
Nat Cool Baga