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Niepoort Redoma White – Douro

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Current Vintage :2015
Redoma 2015 shows a very fresh, delicate and mineral character. It has a complex and intense aroma, marked with good citric and floral notes, recalling orange blossom. The wood is in perfect harmony with the fresh and mineral aroma. In the palate, the 2015 Redoma shows an incredible structure, slightly creamy with a very balanced, firm, held by a fantastic and persistent natural acidity. White flowers and some dry fruit notes offer a mineral, salty, long, and appellative finish. It will age well in the cellar at least 10 years.

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Redoma White 2015- Douro

Grapes for Redoma Branco come from old vines on the right bank of the Douro River, located at an altitude between 500 and 600 metres. The main varieties are Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Viosinho, Donzelinho and Gouveio. The mica schist soils tend to originate mineral, delicate and very fresh wines.

Tasting Notes
Redoma 2015 shows a very fresh, delicate and mineral character. It has a complex and intense aroma, marked with good citric and floral notes, recalling orange blossom. The wood is in perfect harmony with the fresh and mineral aroma. In the palate, the 2015 Redoma shows an incredible structure, slightly creamy with a very balanced, firm, held by a fantastic and persistent natural acidity. White flowers and some dry fruit notes offer a mineral, salty, long, and appellative finish. It will age well in the cellar at least 10 years.

Food Suggestions
Oven backed fish, dishes with white meat. Vegetarian suggestions: Pasta or noodle, dishes with cheese.

Vinification

The weather conditions of the viticultural year 2015 were very favourable, with sun, a warm temperature and low humidity, allowing a homogeneous vegetative growth. One of the particular features of this year was the vineyard ability to remain hydrated during ripening. In late August, early September, the basal leaves still remained green and moist, with hydrated berries and a thick, firm skin.

The grapes were carefully selected in the vineyard and at the winery on the selection tables, followed by a slow and gentle pressing. The must fermented naturally and aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.

Region:Douro
Soil Type:Mica Schist
Vineyards:Quinta de Nápoles and Pinhão
Average Vine Age:40 to 80 years
Grape Varieties:Rabigato, Códega, Viosinho, Arinto and others
Vines Per Ha:5000
Pruning Method:Guyot and Royat
Alt. From Sea Level:400-700
Harvest Period:September
Harvest Method:Hand picked
Malolactic:None
Fermentation:French Oak Casks
Bottled:End Of June 2013
Dry Extract:18
Alcohol (%) :13.5
Ph:3.24
Total Acidity (G/Dm3):4.9
Volatile Acidity (G/Dm3):0.5
Free So2 At Bottling (Mg/Dm3):16
Total So2 (Mg/Dm3):70
Volumic Mass (G/Cm3):0.99
Production:26.376 Bottles

About Dirk Niepoort

I regard him as one of the sharpest, most provocative and most thoughtful of all winemakers: always willing to experiment, and with a strong sense of direction that comes from being a student of the world’s great wines. Jamie Goode – http://www.wineanorak.com/dirk_van_der_niepoort.htm

“Dirk van der Niepoort is the New Douro: single-handedly he has cajoled, encouraged, persuaded and hauled the Douro into a D.O.C. age of enlightenment. Substituting his Dutch ancestor’s wooden clogs for fashionable plastic Crocs , with an enigmatic expression concealing dry humour, incisive vision and a passion for fine wine verging on the obsessive, he is the uncrowned king of the Cima Corgo. With irreconcilably curly hair and a complex character, this straight talking Beethoven of the bodega has created more stunning wines than might be thought possible in several oenological lifetimes. Beginning with the massively surly and delinquent Robustus in 1990, whose metamorphosis over more than ten years, from ugly duckling into graceful swan, stunned the wine world, not to mention his sceptical father Rolf. Paradoxically progressing to the refined muscularity of Batuta and Burgundian elegance of Charme, his winemaking virtuosity knows no frontiers and continues to push the boundaries of viticulture. Dirk’s skills are not simply confined to the adega, among his many talents are the respective abilities to combine quality with commercial success, develop stylish marketing and impeccable design, and above all, communicate in a direct and clear fashion.”
A good nose – The Douro boys   
http://www.agoodnose.com

 

 

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Single Bottle, Case of 6 x 750 ml

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