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2019 Niepoort "Docil" Loureio Vinho VerdeLoureiro from Portugal


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The 2019 Vinho Verde “Dócil” from Dirk Niepoort is composed entirely of Loureiro, grown on granite. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and given five months aging on its fine lees in tank, prior to bottling. It does not go through malo. The 2019 version is bright and complex, jumping from the glass in a fine blend of lime, green apple, white flowers, a nice touch of brininess and a fine base of stony minerality. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and has a touch of CO2 for bounce on the backend, with an excellent core of fruit, fine focus and grip and a long, zesty finish. This is very good Vinho Verde. 2020-2028

Product Detail

Item # 118410
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Vinhos Verdes

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Vintage 2019
Color White
ABV 11.0%
Varietal(s) Loureiro
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Taste peach, stone fruit, pear and citrus
Nose acacia, floral, peach, stone fruit, pear and citrus