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Docil Loureiro

Niepoort, Docil Loureiro 2016

R165

100 in stock

Notes

Dócil results from the search of a Vinho Verde, balanced and complete, that reflects the region and which vinification is based on a vibrant acidity and on the Loureiro grape variety.

This Loureiro arising from its traditional origin, the valley of Lima, is produced in vines with granite soil. The aromatic profile of the variety is evident in this wine where the floral and mineral fresh aroma are predominant.

Tasting Notes

'The 2016 Dócil is a Loureiro, unoaked and coming in at 11% alcohol. More surprisingly, it has 4.9 grams per liter of residual sugar, a bit elevated for a very dry style—and this tastes quite dry, easily soaking up and obliterating the sugar. (Of course, this is a serious table wine—no fizz.) This year, said Dirk Niepoort to me, may be even better than the 2015. He may be right. (Or, maybe I underrated the 2015.) In any event, this is pretty terrific, tightly wound and very focused, with laser-like precision. Very concentrated for this lighter-styled grape, this should age nicely, too, since the structure and concentration are in perfect balance, but don't hesitate to drink it young. Its freshness makes it very enticing just now. There were 30,000 bottles produced, vinified at Soalheiro, the famous Alvarinho giant.' – The Wine Advocate, 91/100

Dócil results from the search of a Vinho Verde, balanced and complete, that reflects the region and which vinification is based on a vibrant acidity and on the Loureiro grape variety.

This Loureiro arising from its traditional origin, the valley of Lima, is produced in vines with granite soil. The aromatic profile of the variety is evident in this wine where the floral and mineral fresh aroma are predominant.

Tasting Notes

'The 2016 Dócil is a Loureiro, unoaked and coming in at 11% alcohol. More surprisingly, it has 4.9 grams per liter of residual sugar, a bit elevated for a very dry style—and this tastes quite dry, easily soaking up and obliterating the sugar. (Of course, this is a serious table wine—no fizz.) This year, said Dirk Niepoort to me, may be even better than the 2015. He may be right. (Or, maybe I underrated the 2015.) In any event, this is pretty terrific, tightly wound and very focused, with laser-like precision. Very concentrated for this lighter-styled grape, this should age nicely, too, since the structure and concentration are in perfect balance, but don't hesitate to drink it young. Its freshness makes it very enticing just now. There were 30,000 bottles produced, vinified at Soalheiro, the famous Alvarinho giant.' – The Wine Advocate, 91/100

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Country

PT

Region

Vinho Verde

Style

White

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