2019 Niepoort Redoma Reserva Branco Douro 750 ml

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The 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.

VINIFICATION
The 2019 viticultural year was marked by dry weather. Spring began with high temperatures, which subsequently dropped and remained low during the entire summer. Some rainfall occurred at just the right point of the vines’ growth phase, and flowering took place in excellent weather conditions, leading to medium to high yields with healthy berries. The mild days and cool nights of the month of August allowed the fruit to ripen slowly and harmoniously.

The peak harvesting period took place during the week of 8 - 15 September, with the harvest ending on 1 October with the red grape varieties from the high-lying vineyard sites.

We consider 2019 to be an exceptional vintage for the “DO Douro” appellation, with a perfect balance between the natural acidity and sugar levels of the musts. This will result in white wines of great purity .

TASTING NOTES
The Redoma Reserva Branco 2019 fermented spontaneously in French oak barrels where it also underwent partial malolactic fermentation and a 10-month-long maturation period. Having fermented and aged in barrels on its fine lees, this Redoma Reserva boasts flawless structure, which in combination with its acidity, makes for a beautifully elegant and multifaceted wine. Distinct floral aromas harmonise beautifully with the oak, leading to a vibrant and electric palate and lastly, a lingering and subtly saline finish.

 

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