Nat'cool 'Voyeur' 2018, Duoro

Nat'cool 'Voyeur' 2018, Duoro

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Niepoort
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Cuvée: Voyeur
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Field blend of old vines (~50/50 blend of red and white)
Fermentation: Native, Malolactic
Appellation: Duoro DOC
Region, Country: Duoro Valley, Portugal
Alcohol: 12.6%
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s):

In the usual creative free spirit of Niepoort, in the past few years we decided to test vinifying some of our wines in clay amphorae. After several experiments, in 2018 we produced a wine which we liked very much indeed – the Voyeur!

After many months of ageing, we opened the various amphorae in the Quinta de Nápoles and created the ideal blend offering the right combination of freshness, good acidity and lightness.

The Voyeur 2018 was fermented and macerated in six 1000L clay amphorae for approximately 8 months. Each amphorae contained a wine from a different site in the Douro Valley, all planted with old vines. In this wine, the individual grape varieties are not the most important factor, it is rather the complexity resulting from the blend of the varieties – including white ones – that takes centre stage. The vineyards range from 40 to 50 years of age and grow in high-lying areas which provide a very refreshing aromatic profile and enable the wines to age for 8 months without losing their character.

The Voyeur offers a light-coloured core with violet and orange hints. On the nose, the fruit is quite pronounced, with light nuances of clay which however do not mask the wine’s bouquet.

Elegance and low alcohol characterise the palate, with well-integrated notes of amphorae which add to the wine’s lingering finish.