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Conciso Branco Dao Niepoort 2015/16

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£25.00

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One Line Description Conciso Branco Dao, Niepoort, biodynamic wine, Encruzado, Bical, rare grapes, Dao, Portugal, vibrant, minerally, complex and intellectual dry white.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Portugal Portuguese
Region DAO, Portugal
Producer Niepoort
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Bical, Encruzado, Malvasia
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Terroir Granite and schist soils with quartz
Maturation 20 months in used barriques
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential This is a complex and intense wine of depth and minerality, it will age very well, probably up to 10 years.
Production Detail Fermented at controlled temperatures in granite tanks, and then matured for 20 months, without bâtonnage, in used 228 litre barriques where it also completed malolactic fermentation, biodynamic practise in the vineyard although not certified.
Natural Features Vegan
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Conciso Branco Dao, Niepoort, biodynamic wine, Encruzado, Bical, rare grapes, Dao Portugal, vibrant, minerally, complex and intellectual dry white. Made from biodynamically farmed grapes of Encruzado, Bical and Malvasia Fina, this fresh, minerally yet textured white has plenty to offer. The grapes are from old vines (60-100 years) on a granite soil at 400-600m altitude, giving amazing freshness and concentration. The wine is full and rich but the minerality gives it a very clean, zippy mouth feel, ripe stone fruits, herbs and nuts and a long length, delicious wine.

Founded in 1842, the small Port house of Niepoort is now run by 5th generation brother and sister Dirk and Verena Niepoort. Its easy to forget that it was only a few years ago that Niepoort was only sought out by a small band of faithful followers, as stock of remarkable, artisan wines built up in the cramped old Niepoort lodge in Rua Serpa Pinto in Vila Nova de Gaia. These days, with a formidable international reputation which spans all styles from aged tawny to vintage, and all points in between, demand threatens to outstrip supply. Ports are all made at the old Museu de Lagares in Vale de Mendiz, which has the only circular granite Lagares in the Douro. Niepoort's mission has always been to be a "niche player", to produce distinctive Ports and Douro wines, combining centuries-old tradition with innovation. This continues today with new vineyard projects to produce dry, natural wines in the Douro - Bairrada - Dão triangle. The importance attached to understanding soils, climates and grape varieties has led the current head of the business Dirk Niepoort down the path of Biodynamics, a practise that respects the "moods" of Nature, to find a balance between biodiversity and minimum intervention, and the wines really speak for themselves. Many of their vineyards now have organic certification, which is very much against the grain in contemporary Port making. After 150 years of doing things just a little differently, Niepoort are now highly respected for their delicious Ports and an increasing array of natural table wines.

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    Emily Clarke18/12/2018

    Good delivery, good order and good wine. Thanks!

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