Diálogo Branco SnowDiálogo Branco Snow

The snow is melting... We brought some sunshine to Canada through white wine Dialógo Branco Snow 2011. Entertaining label is a creation of Claude Cloutier, born in Montreal in 1957. He earned a certificate in printing arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1979. With this wine, it won't be cold again!!!

Vinification

Vineyard burst was uncommonly early in 2011, and all the cycle was anticipated with harvest starting earlier than ever. Nevertheless higher planted vineyards went slower than the others, and when harvest finished, all the wines presented a good quantity of malic acid, which is a very important requirement for a fresh palate in the white wines that don’t undergo malolactic fermentation. Harvest begun in the end of August, and after a quick pressing without any skin contact, the juice settled for 24h. Fermentation was made in stainless steel vats (75%) and French oak barrels (25%). The wine aged in these two types of containers for 7 months with fine lees, without steering and without malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Citric coloured wine, with intense mineral character and strong citric aromas, peaches and white flower notes. On the palate, shows great balance and complexity, with juicy stone fruit flavours, and a refreshing acidity. Very long and salty aftertaste.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Mica-Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

20 to 50 years old

Grape Varieties

Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Gouveio, Dona Branca, Viosinho, Bical and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

550-700

Harvest Period

August/September

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats (75%) and French oak barrels (25%)

Bottled

April 2012

Ageing

Stainless steel vats and French oak barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

19

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3

Alcohol (%)

13.5

pH

3.31

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Production

92.820 bottles

Food Suggestions

Grilled and baked fish, pasta with seafood, white meat.

The snow is melting... We brought some sunshine to Canada through white wine Dialógo Branco Snow 2011. Entertaining label is a creation of Claude Cloutier, born in Montreal in 1957. He earned a certificate in printing arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1979. With this wine, it won't be cold again!!!

Vinification

2012 was marked by a lack of rain in the Douro region. As a consequence, the growth cycle of the vines began, on average, 15 days later than in previous years. On the other hand, winter 2012 also had very low temperatures, allowing a suitable and balanced growth of the vegetation. The maturation period was cooler than usual, giving a good balance in the total acidity of the musts. The grapes were harvested in early September. After a strict selection process on the sorting table, they were pressed slowly. The must was allowed to stand for 24 hours without skin maceration, and this was followed by a slow fermentation for 9 months, without batonnage.

Tasting Notes

The 2012 White has a vivid and crystal clear citrine colour. The nose is mineral, with a pronounced character of very cool white fruit aromas. In the mouth, it starts fresh, balanced and complex. The aromas are of pure white fruit, combined with smoky notes that emphasise the authenticity of this wine. It has a long finish, ending with a saltiness that is typical of the terroir.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Mica-Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

20 to 50 years old

Grape Varieties

Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Gouveio, Dona Branca, Viosinho, Bical and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

550-700

Harvest Period

August/September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats (75%) and French oak barrels (25%)

Bottled

May 2013

Ageing

Stainless steel vats and French oak barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

19

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3.1

Alcohol (%)

13

pH

3.38

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.5

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

20

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

62

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9882

Food Suggestions

Grilled and baked fish, pasta with seafood, white meat.

The snow is melting... We brought some sunshine to Canada through white wine Dialógo Branco Snow 2011. Entertaining label is a creation of Claude Cloutier, born in Montreal in 1957. He earned a certificate in printing arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1979. With this wine, it won't be cold again!!!

Vinification

The viticultural year of 2014 at Quinta de Nápoles was characterised as a year of lower quantity but higher quality. Everything indicated an early year, due to the large amount of water accumulated during the winter and spring. The maturationphaseoccurredearlyandallowedthebeginningoftheharvestinAugust.AtQuintadeNápolesmostparcels were harvested over a period of good weather between 23 August and 21 September.

Thegrapes,fromvineslocatedataltitudeontherightbankoftheDouro,weretransportedatnightinarefrigeratedtruck. After careful selection on arrival at the winery, they were gently pressed at a low temperature to avoid oxidation and extraction of gross lees.

Afternaturaldecantationforaround24hours,10%ofthemustwasfermentedinFrenchoakbarrelsandtheremainderin stainless steel vats for eight months, with its indigenous yeasts. The wine was bottled in May 2015.

Tasting Notes

The2014vintageshowsthefreshandbalancedcharacteroftheviticulturalyear.Freshanddelicatearoma,decidedlymineral. Goodnotesoffreshfruit,citrusandsomeexoticfruit.Onthepalate,itisappellativeandveryelegant,withgoodacidity, fresh and refreshing. The finish leaves good citric and mineral notes. A very balanced white, with presence but not too strong. Perfect for a wide range of occasions.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Mica-Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

20 to 50 years old

Grape Varieties

Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Gouveio, Dona Branca, Viosinho, Bical and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

550-700

Harvest Period

August/September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats (75%) and French oak barrels (25%)

Bottled

May 2015

Ageing

Stainless steel vats and French oak barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

17.2

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.1

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.3

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

23

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

87

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9885

Food Suggestions

Grilled and baked fish, pasta with seafood, white meat.

The snow is melting... We brought some sunshine to Canada through white wine Dialógo Branco Snow 2011. Entertaining label is a creation of Claude Cloutier, born in Montreal in 1957. He earned a certificate in printing arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1979. With this wine, it won't be cold again!!!

Vinification

The weather conditions of the viticultural year 2015 were very favourable, with sun, a warm temperature and low humidity, allowing a homogeneous vegetative growth. One of the particular features of this viticultural year was the vineyard ability to remain hydrated during ripening. In late August, early September, the basal leaves still remained green and moist, with hydrated berries and a thick, firm skin. The balance of the musts, the softness of the tannins, and the intense colour concentration indicate that this is an exceptional year.

The grapes were transported at night in a refrigerated truck, and after careful selection on arrival at the winery, they were gently pressed at a low temperature to avoid oxidation and extraction of gross lees.

After natural decantation for around 24 hours, 15% of the must was fermented in French oak barrels and the remainder in stainless steel vats for 8 months. The wine was bottled in May 2016.

Tasting Notes

Although young and moderate in the aroma, the balance and harmony of the 2015 harvest are remarkable. With fresh, delicate, and decidedly mineral aroma, the citrine fruits and fresh herbs notes stand out. On the palate, it is enveloping and very elegant, with good acidity. The finish is fresh with good citric and mineral notes. A young, lively, and very easy-drinking white. Perfect for a wide range of occasions.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Mica-Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

40 to 70 years

Grape Varieties

Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Gouveio, Donzelinho, Viosinho and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

550-700

Harvest Period

August/September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats (75%) and French oak barrels (25%)

Bottled

May 2016

Ageing

Stainless steel vats and French oak barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

17.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.8

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.27

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.1

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.3

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

32

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

89

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9888

Food Suggestions

Grilled and baked fish, pasta with seafood, white meat.

The snow is melting... We brought some sunshine to Canada through white wine Dialógo Branco Snow 2011. Entertaining label is a creation of Claude Cloutier, born in Montreal in 1957. He earned a certificate in printing arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1979. With this wine, it won't be cold again!!!

Vinification

The 2016 vintage proved to be very atypical, with a warm and rainy winter, a cool and very wet spring and an extremely hot and dry summer. The weather conditions led to very early budburst (around 2 weeks early), followed nevertheless by a delay in the vegetative cycle during spring, especially with regard to véraison, which occurred approximately 2 weeks later than usual.

Sourced from vines planted on the right bank of the Douro River at an altitude of 550 to 700m, the grapes were transported to the cellar at night under temperature-controlled conditions. Upon arrival, the grapes were sorted and gently pressed at low temperatures in order to avoid oxidation and too much extraction.

After being left to settle naturally for approximately 24 hours, 30% of the must fermented in used French barriques and the remainder fermented in stainless steel tanks for 8 months. The wine fermented with indigenous yeasts and was bottled in May 2017.

Tasting Notes

Although this wine is still very young, it is already showing beautiful balance and harmony, with delicate, fresh and mineral aromas as well as citrus and fresh herbal notes peeking out from the background. The palate is intriguing, and shows good acidity levels. This is a white wine which is well-structured without seeming too heavy, culminating in an elegant finish with delightful notes of citrus and minerality. It offers youth, vivacity and great drinkability, making it a perfect white wine for various occasions.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Mica-Schist

Vineyards

Several

Average Vine Age

20 to 50 years old

Grape Varieties

Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Gouveio, Dona Branca, Viosinho, Bical and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

550-700

Harvest Period

August/September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats (75%) and French oak barrels (25%)

Bottled

May 2017

Ageing

Stainless steel vats and French oak barrels

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.4

Alcohol (%)

12.3

pH

3.3

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.5

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

43

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

97

Food Suggestions

Grilled or roasted fish, seafood pastas, white meats.

The snow is melting... We took some warmth to Canada through the Diálogo Branco Snow. This entertaining label, first launched with the 2011 vintage, is a creation of Claude Cloutier, born in Montreal in 1957 and graduated in Graphic Design at the Université du Québec. With this wine, it won't be cold again!!!

Vinification

The 2019 growing year was relatively dry. Spring started off with high temperatures which then dropped, remaining low during the whole summer. Some rainfall occurred at the exact time of budbreak, and flowering took place under excellent weather conditions, leading to medium to high yields and healthy berries. The mild days and cool nights of the month of August allowed for slow and balanced ripening.

Harvesting began on 8 August and concluded on 1 October.

We consider the 2019 vintage to be an exceptional one, with perfect balance between the natural acidity and sugar content of the musts, creating white wines of great purity.

The fruit was transported to the Quinta de Nápoles in refrigerated trucks, and then sorted carefully upon arrival at the winery before being pressed in an automatic press. After cold-settling, the musts were racked into stainless steel tanks where they fermented spontaneously at controlled temperatures and then spent a further 6 months maturing on the fine lees without bâtonage.

Tasting Notes

The 2019 viticultural year was very balanced, with medium to high yields in the Douro region. The bunches were able to ripen slowly and retain the necessary acidity levels to produce balanced and refreshing wines.

The Diálogo Branco 2019 is a great example of the Niepoort style: austere and deeply mineral. This is a fresh white wine with herbaceous and citrusy notes on the nose as well as a youthful character which nevertheless promises great ageing potential. Overall, a wine of great finesse and elegance, ending in an electric finish which will linger enticingly in your mind.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort(Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Mica-schist

Average Vine Age

15-55 years

Grape Varieties

Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Gouveio, Dona Branca, Viosinho, Bical and others

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

350-500

Harvest Period

August and september

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

No

Fermentation

In stainless steel tanks

Bottled

March 2020

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel tanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

17

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.3

Alcohol (%)

12.4

pH

3.14

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.3

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

23

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

85

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.988

Production

120 000 Bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Grilled or oven-baked fish as well as white meats.

Suitable for Vegans

yes

Bottle

Box

31 16 23 × 6 7400 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 100 Boxes