Niepoort Tiara 2021
33.85€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Niepoort Tiara is a light white wine whose elegance, firmness and vibrant energy testify to its heritage: high altitude sites planted with vines over 60 years old in the Douro region. These vineyards are located 600 metres above sea level, with Códega do Larinho being the predominant grape variety. Fermented with natural yeasts, the wine retains its fresh and elegant character.
Harvest began in mid-August, with ideal indicators: musts with high acidity levels, low alcohol content and wonderfully firm berry skins that were ideal for the red and white wines.
After careful selection in the vineyards, the grapes were transported to the winery in 25 kg boxes in a temperature-controlled truck. A second selection took place in the winery before the grapes were gently pressed into a stainless steel tank where the must was left to settle at a low temperature. The wine was then racked into a barrel where it ferments spontaneously for approximately one year (undergoing alcoholic and malolactic fermentation) under controlled temperature conditions.
Niepoort Tiara is a white wine that shows the purity of the grape varieties and the acidity of its terroir. What makes the difference is its long fermentation period at low temperatures in wooden barrels over 30 years old with capacities of 1500 to 3000 litres. The wine's bouquet is subtle, revealing aromas of citrus, stone fruits and an herbaceous note that adds character and complexity. On the palate, a pleasantly full and structured body gives way to an expressive and almost spicy finish, prolonged by the wine's excellent acidity.
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