#98 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
Vertente was first created in 2000 with the goal of showing a different approach in niepoort douro wines: more attainable while preserving the quality and character of Niepoort (the portuguese word Vertente means line or style). Vertente was sourced from vineyards at Quinta de Nápoles and from old vineyards in the Pinhão Valley.
2005 is the sixth year of Vertente production, and the wine now shows a defined personality, clearly detached from Redoma or Batuta. Vertente is not only very pleasant to drink but also dense and complex. A versatile wine to go along with any meal.