Diálogo RoséDiálogo Rosé

Diálogo is now complete. 10 years after launching the first Diálogo Red, now Rosé is born! The grapes come from high altitudes in the Cima Corgo subregion, in order to obtain a light-coloured, fresh and mineral rosé. Diálogo is a fun rosé to celebrate good times at the table with friends, and is perfect for summer afternoons!

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 maturation phase occurred early and allowed the beginning of the harvest in August. At Quinta de Nápoles most parcels were harvested over a period of good weather between 23 August and 21 September.

The harvest of the parcel where Fabelhaft Rosé 2014 comes from began on the 5th September. The grapes come from vineyards around 30 years. All the grapes went through a judicious selection at the sorting table, they were channelled by gravity into stainless steel presses where they remained for a few hours. After contact with the skins for a short period of time, the liquid phase fermented slowly with the fine lees for 7 months at a very low temperature. The wine was bottled on the 5th March 2015.

Tasting Notes

Very light and vivid salmon-coloured, it reveals a red fruit and forest fruit aroma. Very young aroma, with fresh and elegant profile. Being a tasty rosé to drink while young, it is very vibrant and intense on the palate. Perfect as aperitif, as well as with light dishes. A very elegant finish, with red fruits and mineral notes.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30-60 Jahre

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca und 50% andere

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

Early September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Edelstahltanks

Bottled

March 2015

Ageing

7 Monate in Edelstahltanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

18

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.1

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.37

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.06

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.37

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

36

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

80

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9888

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.

Diálogo is now complete. 10 years after launching the first Diálogo Red, now Rosé is born! The grapes come from high altitudes in the Cima Corgo subregion, in order to obtain a light-coloured, fresh and mineral rosé. Diálogo is a fun rosé to celebrate good times at the table with friends, and is perfect for summer afternoons!

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 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 can be an exceptional year for Doc Douro Wines.

The grapes went through a judicious selection at the sorting table and were channelled by gravity into stainless steel presses where they remained for a few hours. After contact with the skins for a short period of time, the liquid phase fermented slowly with the fine lees for 7 months at low temperature. It was bottled in May 2016.

Tasting Notes

Very light and vivid salmon-coloured, it reveals a flower, red fruit and forest fruit delicate aroma. It is a Rosé with fresh and elegant profile to drink while young. On the palate, it is very vibrant and intense. Perfect as aperitif, as well as with light dishes. Light and refreshing finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and other small old vineyards

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

30% Tinta Amarela, 20% Touriga Franca and 50% others

Vines per HA

6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

200-400

Harvest Period

Early September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

May 2016

Ageing

7 months in stainless steel

Alcohol (%)

12

Food Suggestions

Oysters, oven cooked fish, poultry and light meats. Vegetarian suggestions: any dish with beetroot, caesar salads, cheese dishes.