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Niepoort Diálogo Douro Brancotext

Niepoort Diálogo Douro Branco 2021

Douro Superior, Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis youthful white may show a Canadian-themed comic on the label, but make no mistake, this is a serious wine, from one of the world's top winemakers, Dirk Niepoort. From schistous, mica-flecked vineyards on the right bank of the Douro, between 550-700m, this blend of indigenous Portuguese white grapes is native fermented in a split between stainless and older French barriques (30 percent), with no MLF, and remains there for eight months. The blend is 20-50 year old rabigato, códega do larinho, gouveio, dona branca, viosinho, bical and others. This year's edition is quite reductive at present, with an earthy, leesy, stony underlay bedding green apple, lemon, green fig, finishing with a lingering salinity.Tasted: 10 September 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$25.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Rabigato - Códega do Larinho - Gouveio - Donzelinho - ViosinhoCSPC: 606186UPC: 5602840055698