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Niepoort Telmo Rodriguez omleT Douro

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The Douro Valley has long been home to production of Port wines. For the past couple of decades, however, a movement towards increasingly fine and elegant table wines has been underway. This movement has by now clearly culminated in a successful new industry, pioneered by the Douro Boys: Vallado, Crasto, Meão, Niepoort, Dona Maria.

Each work mainly with ‘field blends’—old, co-planted single vineyards containing a mixture of Douro indigenous varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, Tinta Barroca, Sousão and more. For all, a feature is retaining the smoky mineral tang of the Douro terroir’s schist soils.

Dirk Niepoort is one of the most important thinkers on the Douro scene, and a noted innovator.

Telmo Rodriguez joined Dirk Niepoort in ‘05 and ’07 to add a Spaniard’s tweak to Douro processes. Dirk’s crew weren’t thrilled at Telmo’s direction to individual berry select and hand de-stem, but the result is fabulously fine, plush and detailed, more in the red berry spectrum than the more common deep blue-blacks.

Please note: **Sold as is - no refunds or returns accepted**

Winemaker's Notes

The Douro Valley has long been home to production of Port wines. For the past couple of decades, however, a movement towards increasingly fine and elegant table wines has been underway. This movement has by now clearly culminated in a successful new industry, pioneered by the Douro Boys: Vallado, Crasto, Meão, Niepoort, Dona Maria.

Each work mainly with ‘field blends’—old, co-planted single vineyards containing a mixture of Douro indigenous varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, Tinta Barroca, Sousão and more. For all, a feature is retaining the smoky mineral tang of the Douro terroir’s schist soils.

Dirk Niepoort is one of the most important thinkers on the Douro scene, and a noted innovator.

Telmo Rodriguez joined Dirk Niepoort in ‘05 and ’07 to add a Spaniard’s tweak to Douro processes. Dirk’s crew weren’t thrilled at Telmo’s direction to individual berry select and hand de-stem, but the result is fabulously fine, plush and detailed, more in the red berry spectrum than the more common deep blue-blacks.

Please note: **Sold as is - no refunds or returns accepted**

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