Redoma Branco, Douro, Niepoort 2017
Made from 40-80 year old vines, Redoma Branco is an intense, vibrantly fresh and aromatic white displaying notes of white flowers and nuts, with exciting complex ripe fruit flavours of lemon, orange and apricot.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Style||Dry and full|
|Grapes||Rabigato, Codega, Viosinho, Arinto and others|
|Drinking Guide||Drink or Keep|
|Food Match||Duck, Smoked|
The surprise in the Douro, which can get very hot, is that it can produce such fresh whites. This rivals great white burgundy, with savoury texture, peach, citrus flowers and ginger.
In the Douro valley, home of port, there’s a trend towards dry wines. Winemaker Dirk Niepoort is a master: this one is dry, complex and savoury, with tropical fruit aromatics and a mineral finish. Exceptional.