Winemaking: The grapes mainly stem from the sub-regions of Amarante and Lousada. The wine was made according to the old-fashioned method: a few grams of sugar were retained in the wine so that it would ferment again in bottle. Malolactic fermentation also took place in bottle.
Tasting notes: Slightly cloudy in appearance, this is a white wine with plenty of personality; it is fresh, vibrant, with citrusy and vegetal notes. Uncomplicated and straight-forward, it offers high acidity and a light carbonic sparkle on the palate, ending on a saline, crystalline and refreshing finish. It is best enjoyed in a traditional ceramic malga cup paired with traditional Portuguese “petiscos” appetisers.
Nat Cool is naturally cool and funky. It is an innovative concept by Niepoort, in which different producers come together to create light and drink-animating wines. In the Vinho Verde region you created a wine typical of the area, which reminds of the "cloudy" wines of the past, which were filled with some residual sugar and fine yeast on the bottles, so that they could ferment again. Welcome to the world of NAT COOL!
"We are an independent family business since 1842. Through five generations, the business passed successfully from one Niepoort to the next Niepoort and in most cases older and younger generation worked side by side for a long period. At this time, we are enthusiastically looking forward to the future sixth generation, anticipating close collaboration."