Drink Me KALi BrancoDrink Me KALi Branco

What’s there in common between a bottle of red wine and an animated film? At first glance, apparently nothing. But if we have time to see instead of just looking, we begin to detect some coincidences: the design of the label... the shadows... the person who designed it... the name of the wine... the one who produced it... But the greatest evidence unfolds when we taste the wine, especially if the film in question is about a vampire called KALi. And then... a good bottle of wine can last for an eternity. Vampires too... the one in this film, in any case, lives forever.

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.

What’s there in common between a bottle of red wine and an animated film? At first glance, apparently nothing. But if we have time to see instead of just looking, we begin to detect some coincidences: the design of the label... the shadows... the person who designed it... the name of the wine... the one who produced it... But the greatest evidence unfolds when we taste the wine, especially if the film in question is about a vampire called KALi. And then... a good bottle of wine can last for an eternity. Vampires too... the one in this film, in any case, lives forever.

Vinification

The 2013 harvest began on the 19th August, earlier than usual, in order to safeguard acidity levels and avoid high alcohol levels. The year was particularly productive, around 25% more than the previous year. The decision to start harvesting earlier turned out to be the right one, since all the main vines had been harvested before heavy rain began to fall on the 27th September.

The grapes, from vines growing on the right bank of the Douro, were transported at night in a refrigerated truck. 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 decantation for around 24 hours, 10% of the must was fermented in French oak barrels and the remainder in stainless steel vats for eight months, with indigenous yeasts. The wine was bottled on the 19th May 2014.

Tasting Notes

The 2013 vintage boasts a delicate finesse and elegance. The aroma is decidedly mineral, with fresh fruit and spring flower notes. On the palate it is complex yet fresh, light yet concentrated, with a very balanced acidity. The long finish, marked by citrus notes, is both fresh and refreshing. 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 2014

Ageing

Stainless steel vats and French oak barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

16.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.4

Alcohol (%)

12.5

pH

3.39

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.2

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.4

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

11

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

47

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.9883

Food Suggestions

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

What’s there in common between a bottle of red wine and an animated film? At first glance, apparently nothing. But if we have time to see instead of just looking, we begin to detect some coincidences: the design of the label... the shadows... the person who designed it... the name of the wine... the one who produced it... But the greatest evidence unfolds when we taste the wine, especially if the film in question is about a vampire called KALi. And then... a good bottle of wine can last for an eternity. Vampires too... the one in this film, in any case, lives forever.

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 grapes, from vines located at altitude on the right bank of the Douro, were transported at night in a refrigerated truck. 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, 10% of the must was fermented in French oak barrels and the remainder in stainless steel vats for eight months, with its indigenous yeasts. The wine was bottled in May 2015.

Tasting Notes

The 2014 vintage shows the fresh and balanced character of the viticultural year. Fresh and delicate aroma, decidedly mineral. Good notes of fresh fruit, citrus and some exotic fruit. On the palate, it is appellative and very elegant , with good acidity, 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.

What’s there in common between a bottle of red wine and an animated film? At first glance, apparently nothing. But if we have time to see instead of just looking, we begin to detect some coincidences: the design of the label... the shadows... the person who designed it... the name of the wine... the one who produced it... But the greatest evidence unfolds when we taste the wine, especially if the film in question is about a vampire called KALi. And then... a good bottle of wine can last for an eternity. Vampires too... the one in this film, in any case, lives forever.

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.

What’s there in common between a bottle of red wine and an animated film? At first glance, apparently nothing. But if we have time to see instead of just looking, we begin to detect some coincidences: the design of the label... the shadows... the person who designed it... the name of the wine... the one who produced it... But the greatest evidence unfolds when we taste the wine, especially if the film in question is about a vampire called KALi. And then... a good bottle of wine can last for an eternity. Vampires too... the one in this film, in any case, lives forever.

Vinification

2018 was a relatively cool year up until August, with the coolest July recorded in the 21st century. The vines seemed to be developing relatively late, with a delay of about 3 weeks compared to 2017. The first days of August brought a sudden spike in temperatures: the 4th of August was the hottest year to date this century. As a result, the berries ripened slowly during the month of September. The water stress caused the vines to produce musts with low alcohols and good phenolic ripeness, as well as good complexity and minerality. The grapes used for the Diálogo Branco stem from 15-year-old to 55-year-old vines growing at 350 to 500 metres above sea level. The fruit was transported chilled to the Quinta de Nápoles, and was then sorted on the sorting table before being pressed whole-bunch in a pneumatic press. After being was left to settle at low temperatures, the juice was transferred into stainless steel tanks where it fermented spontaneously under controlled temperatures. The wine was aged on the fine lees for 6 months without bâtonnage until bottling.

Tasting Notes

Despite its still youthful and austere aromatic profile, the balance and harmony of the 2018 vintage is evident, with refreshing notes of fresh herbs, citrus and minerality. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and very elegant, showing good acidity and distinct freshness. The finish provides pleasant citrusy notes. An easy-to-drink white wine full of youth and vivacity which will lend itself very well to various occasions.

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.

Vines per HA

4000-6000

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

350-500

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

No

Fermentation

In stainless steel tanks

Bottled

March 2019

Ageing

6 months in stainless steel tanks

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

17.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.6

Alcohol (%)

11.8

pH

3.22

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.4

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.3

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

35

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

110

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.98

Production

125 000 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

What’s there in common between a bottle of red wine and an animated film? At first glance, apparently nothing. But if we have time to see instead of just looking, we begin to detect some coincidences: the design of the label... the shadows... the person who designed it... the name of the wine... the one who produced it... But the greatest evidence unfolds when we taste the wine, especially if the film in question is about a vampire called KALi. And then... a good bottle of wine can last for an eternity. Vampires too... the one in this film, in any case, lives forever.

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