O Produtor, tasting note published in May 4th 2019
The 2018 Riesling Dócil seems a little shy and closed at first, but already reveals delicate notes of white fruit, limes and ginger which all harmonise beautifully with the wine’s distinct mineral undertones. The palate is fresh and crisp, with a little sweetness in the foreground and a subtle reductive character. The sugar and acidity are the key elements responsible for the excellent balance of this wine: in conjunction, they render the wine fresh and vibrant, with plenty of harmony and elegance. The finish is long and refreshing, making this Riesling an ideal aperitif as well as a fantastic digestive after a generous dinner.
Limited to existing stock. If the wine you have purchased runs out of stock, we will contact you to suggest a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. Riesling is one of the world’s great white grape varieties. Since 2003 we have been cultivating this variety in the Douro Valley, with our inspiration being the Mosel region, where Riesling reaches its full potential and creates incredibly light wines of razor-sharp precision and perfect balance between sugar and acidity. The “Au Au” Riesling (with its onomatopoeic name referring to a dog’s bark) is much like the animal: loyal and with its own individual character. Vinification: The 2018 vintage was excellent for the Riesling. The weather conditions throughout the year in the regions planted with Riesling vines ripened the grapes beautifully and provided perfectly healthy fruit, with high acidity levels and low alcohol. Harvesting took place at the beginning of October. After the grapes were transported chilled to Quinta de Nápoles, they were sorted meticulously before being pressed gently without any maceration time. The juice was left to cold-settle for approximately 48 hours, then was racked into stainless steel tanks where it fermented at low temperatures in order to preserve the aromatic intensity.
The Niepoort family has been creating Port Wines since 1842. The first property in Douro was bought in 1987 and Dirk Niepoort started a new Era in the company with the creation of the first Redoma red in 1991. In the last years Niepoort took on the great challenge of interpreting other soils and climates and acquired two properties in other regions, Dão and Bairrada. Discover the Niepoort Triangle which express the different terroirs: Schist (Douro), Limestone (Bairrada) and Granite (Dão).
Niepoort Vinhos S.A.
Rua Cândido dos Reis, 670 4400-071 Vila Nova de Gaia Portugal
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