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Niepoort Diálogo Tinto
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16¼/20

Niepoort Diálogo Tinto 2017

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis youthful red may show a comic on the label, but make no mistake, this is a serious wine, from one of the world's top winemakers, Dirk Niepoort. This is a blend of touriga franca, touriga nacional, tinta roriz, tinta amarela from the Cima Corgo's schistous soils, and vines up to 40 years in age. This was native fermented in stainless, and aged in a mix of stainless and oak for 6 months. Dusky plum, thorny wild blackberry, black raspberry on a slender, fresh, slightly graphite gripped palate, finishing with a dusting of broken stones and a hum of minerality. Accessible, but not dumbed down, and ready to drink, this is an easy, smart choice for house pours.Tasted: 18 December 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 17.95 consignment BC 24.00 private wine shops 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