Niepoort Drink Me Nat Cool Navarra 2020
16.85€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
They look for a fresher and more drinkable version of Garnacha with their 2020 Drink Me Nat'Cool Navarra, a wine with 13.1% alcohol and a low pH of 3.3 produced with grapes from the village of Fitero. They had to select the grapes to find the ones with a lower pH and fermented them with 20% full clusters and indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and then bottled the wine unoaked. It's pale and light following the Nat'Cool principles, easy to drink, juicy, fruit forward; it fills the mouth but it's not terribly complex. A pretty Garnacha. There are 9,000 one-liter bottles of this wine that was about to be bottled (they were waiting for new personalized bottles!) when I tasted a sample from a 750-milliliter bottle at the end of September 2021.
Between 12ºC and 14ºC
Free run fermented and aged in concrete and stainless steel tanks.
Niepoort Drink Me Nat Cool Navarra is a representation of the NatCool movement, founded by Niepoort and adopted by several producers in Portugal and other countries. This movement is characterised by its respect for the terroir and the production of wines with minimal intervention in the winemaking process. NatCool wines are distinguished by their fresh and casual personality, with a light, simple profile and low alcohol levels. They are always presented in the unmistakable NatCool 1L bottles.
Drink Me Nat Cool Navarra" was born from one of Daniel Niepoort's many trips to Spain, where he discovered old Garnacha vines in various soil types. It was in Viña Zorzal that he found the ideal terroir and the "right friends" to produce this NatCool wine.
Vinification was carried out in stainless steel and cement tanks.
Niepoort Drink Me Nat Cool Navarra shows a bright pale red hue. On the nose, it reflects the characteristic aromas of the grape variety, with notes of cherries and red fruits, floral nuances and hints of fresh herbs. On the palate, it is direct, with a light touch, lots of freshness, beautiful acidity and a spicy finish.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
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