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Niepoort Dialogotext
89POINTS
16¼/20

Niepoort Dialogo 2014

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalOne of the Fabulous Wines series, Dialogo is enjoyed around the world (Branco and Tinto) under many different names. The line was begun in 2004 when Dirk wanted an appealing Douro label for the German market. Working with his designer, they devised a whole comic storyboard label called FABELHAFT. After the success in German markets, Dirk developed labels for many other countries including Canada (Dialogo), Drink Me (UK), and Twisted (USA). As you can expect with such a global spread, this is a bright, accessible wine. Youthful raspberry, blackberry, wild blueberry, thorns ride a juicy and jubilant palate, brought back to earth by earthy, savoury and youthfully fierce, fine tannins. Based on touriga franca, tinta roriz, touriga nacional, tinta amarela and tinta barroca, the destemmed grapes fermented in stainless, where 95 percent remained for a year (the remainder in older French oak barrels). This achieves enough savoury seriousness while achieving juicy drinkability - no small feat.Tasted: 06 February 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 21.99 BCLS QC 15.85 SAQ Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta Barroca - Touriga Nacional - Tinta CãoCSPC: 411488UPC: 5602840078659