Wine Niepoort, "Drink Me" Branco, Douro DOC, 2017
Reviews of purchase Niepoort, "Drink Me" Branco, Douro DOC, 2017
The wine has a wonderfully balanced, pleasant taste with refreshing acidity and juicy notes of stone fruit. Aftertaste - long and salty.
The wine has a complex aroma with notes of white flowers, citrus, minerals and peach.
Wine is served with grilled fish, seafood and salads.
"Drink me" branco - the first white wine from the company Niport, which is made from the indigenous white grape varieties. The berries are picked by hand in the vineyards located at an altitude of 550-700 meters above sea level. After a short-pressed grape juice is left to ferment for a day. Fermentation and aging of wine take place in stainless steel tanks (75%) and French oak barrels (25%).
The label for the vintage 2012 created the Canadian animator Stephen Aplbey, whose drawings can be found in the pages of "The Guardian" and "Sunday Telegraph".
A small wine company Niport, produces some of the best port, was founded in 1842 Niport family - originally from the Netherlands. Now the company is headed by a representative of the fifth generation of the family - the famous Dirk Niport, has earned high international prestige among winemakers. For a long time the family Niport purchased grapes from small farms located in the valley of kicks. But in 1988, the company purchased a vineyard, two of the highest category "A" with a total area of 30 hectares: Chianti Chianti and do Carril de Napolesh. Beyond that, the company manages another farm - Quinta do Passadoru.
In the vineyards of Niepoort dominated low yielding vines venerable age from 40 to 70 years old and some even more than 100 years. Niport adheres to the traditional method of vinification port. Here, as in the old days, workers crushed grapes feet in huge vats of granite "lagares" that allows you to get rich tannins and pigments port. Upon exposure of wines together with small barrels expensive "pipash" volume of 500-600 liters is also used large oak barrels "toneish" volume 25-35 thousand liters. As a result of the mixing of wines aged in "pipash" and "toneish" born elegant and harmonious port, to improve their quality in the bottle for decades. Niepoort company was awarded the prestigious award "Best Port Producers" in 2001 at the competition of Portuguese wines.