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Niepoort Nat'Cool Branco 2022

Vinho Verde, Northern Portugal, PortugalNAT’Cool is Dirk Niepoort's line of wines that are low-intervention, low-alcohol, available only in a 1L format, affordable, and highly smashable. This cloudy pét-nat ish Vinho Verde, comes from the sub-region of Lousada, and is a mix of Azal, Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura, and Loureiro, and vines 25-30 years. After beginning ferment in stainless, it was bottled with a few grams RS, so it could continue to percolate in the bottle, affording it a gentle spritz. With a new colour blocked label for 2022, this is brisk and dry, with light elderflower, lemon, pear skin, meadow grass skipping along the slight 11 degree palate, lingering with gentle astringency. Very natty, and very Nat'Cool!Tasted: 01 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
ON$25.001000mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.Distributors: Vintage Corks Limited
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Azal - Arinto - Avesso - Trajadura - LoureiroUPC: 5603977003835