Niepoort Drink Me

Code: AA0674
£13.50
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Niepoort - one of our favourite Port producers - has, under the direction of its genius winemaker and loveable eccentric Dirk Niepoort, become known over recent years as much for its unfortified 'table' wines as for its Ports.  Recognised as one of the World's premier winemakers, Dirk is responsible for creating an ever expanding range of fantastic small batch wines that are unfortunatley as rare and saught after as they are brilliant.  The good news, however, is that he also makes stuff like this!

'Drink Me' Tinto - one of many refernces to Alice in Wonderland to be found in Dirk's wines - is Niepoort's everyday Douro red.  It's distinctive cartoon label (the current edition referencing Niepoort's support of the award winning Portuguese animation 'Kali the Little Vampire') is wrapped around a bottle full of dark, juicy fruit and classic Douro spiciness, supported by soft velvety tannins.  The grape varities used are from the traditional Port palate of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Amarela, plus small quantities of other local varieties, fermented in stainless steel and 15% was aged for 12 months in French oak.