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Niepoort Redoma Reserva Brancotext

Niepoort Redoma Reserva Branco 2021

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe Redoma Reserva comes from vineyards which are more than 80 years old, planted in mica-schist soils at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. Since its first edition in 1995, the main objective in producing this wine has been to reflect the character of the Douro’s old vines. The best barriques were selected for the wine’s maturation in order to guarantee minerality, complexity and ageing potential. Rabigato, Códega, Viosinho, Arinto and others were fermented in French barrique, where it remained for 9 months. Alluring reduction is woven throughout this complex wine, stencilling the wild lemon, subtle quince, pear skin, and light biscuit with a schistous grip. The impact of the palate is far beyond its 11.5%, with shining lemon acidity, and lingering stony salinity. Quite masterful.Tasted: 09 May 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Rabigato - Códega - Gouveio