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Niepoort Redoma Branco
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Niepoort Redoma Branco 2016

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalAnd again, Niepoort nails it. Old vines (65-85yo) on mica schist soils planted at 500-600m from the Douro's right bank fill this alluring branco. Led by rabigato, códega do larinho, viosinho, donzelinho, and gouveio, this rings with deep stony minerality. A plump bed of fine lees pads the slender body, supporting green fig, quince, dried apricot, salted lemon, elderflower, meadow grass, roasted pine nuts, and flake salts through the lengthy palate, and lingering mandarin pith finish. This was fermented in neutral French oak, where it aged for 8 months. This grows with time in the glass, and will do also in your cellar.Tasted: 04 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 private wine shops Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Rabigato - Códega do Larinho - Gouveio - Donzelinho - ViosinhoUPC: 5603977000773