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Niepoort NAT'Cool! Tinto Navarratext
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Niepoort NAT'Cool! Tinto Navarra 2020

Navarra and Basque Country, SpainDirk Niepoort's NAT'Cool! range of wines were created to meet certain criteria : be made as naturally as possible, be low alcohol, be terroir-driven, use native grapes to the region, be affordable, and be so smashable that it's only sold in 1L bottles. In 2020, the Nat Cool family grew with this foray into Naravva, the result of one of son Daniel Niepoort’s numerous trips to Spain where he came across incredible old garnacha bush vines rooted in calcareous schist soils at Viña Zorzal. This was native fermented in stainless and cement. This is a light and lifted garnacha, with candle wax, wild strawberry, crushed roses, rhubarb, hugged by finely gritty tannins and dusted with white pepper. There is a lovely lifted floral perfume here, showing garnacha's lighter side. A welcome addition to the family.Tasted: 08 March 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 27.00 1000 consignment Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Grenache Noir/Garnacha