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2012 DRINK ME, Branco, Niepoort. Douro, Portugal

Bin:  175

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%


The Douro – fiercely hot, steep slopes, rocky soils; all ideal for producing rich red wines and Ports. Yet miraculously this is a lively and elegant white! The micha and schist soil really do impart the elusive quality of ‘minerality’ to those wines

Grape variety:

A blend of white port grapes Côdega de Larinho, Rabigato, Gouveio (Godello), Dona Branca, Viosinho and Bical, one quarter aged in wood


Dirk Niepoort is an enterprising and innovative Dutchman, famous for his modern approach. This wine sums up his unique and inspirational approach

Old Bridge rating:

The label is irresistible. Fortunately the wine backs it up 100%. A dry but soft blend of varieties normally used for white Port; ripe but delicate; delicious but interesting

Food match:

Light and quaffable but also complex and refined; a super double act with river fish or pasta with ricotta and spinach

Press review:

Jancis Robinson’s ‘Wine of the Week’, 29th March 2014 – “The 2012 white was tasting even better earlier this month than it looked last September and here’s what I wrote about it: ‘Very complex nose – despite the supposed intention of this “casual” wine. Mouthfilling and smoky. Wonderful tension and so juicy! I feel another wine of the week coming on. This is ridiculously good and interesting. A suggestion of laurel leaves. Very appetising but not at all skinny. Hint of shortbread biscuits, too. Only the lack of a really long finish stops me giving this a higher score.”


£12.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£11.66 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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