Niepoort Coche Branco 2016 Douro DOC

£125.00

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The 2015 Coche is an old vines (70+ years) field blend dominated by Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Viosinho, Donzelinho and Cercial. It was sourced from vines at 600 meters in altitude and aged in French barriques for 14 months (only 20% new). Caressing and showing its velvet on opening (and a bit of oak), this is solidly built and tightly wound. If the first impression is oak, the wine pulls itself together rather quickly, emphasizing its concentration and lingering finish. It's quite a palate-coating mouthful, but as it airs out, it also shows some transparency and finesse. This is a beauty that should age very well. It is probably not yet at peak, although certainly excellent to drink now.

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Producer Information: Niepoort

NIEPOORT IS A FAMILY COMPANY NOW IN ITS FIFTH GENERATION AND PRESENTLY MANAGED BY THE ENIGMATIC DIRK NIEPOORT. DESPITE BEING THE SECOND SMALLEST SHIPPERS IN THE TRADE THEY ARE SECOND TO NONE IN QUALITY. ALREADY FAMOUS FOR THEIR CLASSIC TAWNY PORTS THEY HAVE NOW JOINED THE RANKS OF GREAT PRODUCERS OF VINTAGE PORT. NIEPOORT OWN QUINTA DE NAPOLES ON THE TEDO ( A TRIBUTARY OF THE DOURO ) , AND QUINTA DO CARRIL AND HAVE BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE PRODUCTION OF STILL DOURO WINES. USING BARRELS FROM THE GREAT FRENCH BARREL MAKER FRANCOIS FRERES NIEPOORT ARE PRODUCING DELICIOUS ALMOST BURGUNDIAN WHITES AND STYLISH FINE REDS AS WELL AS A VIBRANT ROSE.

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