Drink Me KALi ReservaDrink Me KALi Reserva

Drink Me Reserva Red is a red wine produced from more complex batches than the regular Drink Me, and that blends wines which had aged in wood of various sizes and for longer periods. The grapes are from vines that are around 30 years old from Quinta de Nápoles, and old vines on the right bank of the river Douro. It has great ageing potential and is a very gastronomic wine, which adapts to a wide range of different dishes.

Vinification

The 2014 harvest was slightly lower in production comparatively to 2013,

but certainly made up for it in quality. Harvest began in early September, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity, balance and freshness in the wines. As in the previous year, the early start avoided rain later in the month and overripe fruit in some more exposed vineyards.

– After careful selection both at the vine and in the winery, fermentation took place in stainless steel vats, with maceration up to a maximum of 30 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels where the wine then aged for 16 months.

Tasting Notes

The Drink Me Reserve 2014 has a beautiful and bright ruby colour. With mineral aroma, very intense in the wild berries and spices notes, presents a very seductive profile, with very discreet wood and in harmony with the fruit. With good mouth volume, is structured but elegant, due to good acidity and very fine tannins. Very long, delicate, and very complex finish.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) SA

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Stainless steel vats

Food Suggestions

White meats (turkey, chicken). Grilled food. Fat fishes (salmon, grouper). Vegetarian suggestions: pasta and quiches.

O Drink Me Reserva é um vinho tinto produzido a partir de lotes mais complexos do que o Drink Me normal e que combina vinhos com estágios em madeira de várias dimensões e mais prolongados. As uvas são provenientes de vinhas com cerca de 30 anos, da Quinta de Nápoles, e de vinhas velhas da margem direita do rio Douro. Com um grande potencial de envelhecimento, é um vinho muito gastronómico que se adapta a vários tipos de pratos.

Vinification

2015 was an excellent year, with good levels of precipitation during the winter months as well as a sufficiently dry growing season, which decreased the incidence of diseases. The ripening phase was somewhat early as veraison set in already in July – which meant that harvest began in September, before the rains arrived mid-month.

The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness, with high levels of acidity and balanced sugar contents. After being meticulously sorted in the vineyards as well as in the cellar, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with maceration periods of up to 30 days. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in wooden barriques where it also matured for 15 months.

Tasting Notes

With its youthful and deep colour, the Fabelhaft Reserva 2015 offers clean aromas with balsamic notes and dark fruit such as blackberry. The palate presents itself as dry, with hints of used oak. Its overall profile is lively and full of minerality; its finish fresh and intense.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Vineyards

Quinta de Nápoles and Vale do Pinhão

Average Vine Age

30 to 60 years

Grape Varieties

Tinta Roriz,Touriga Franca and others

Vines per HA

4000-6500

Pruning Method

Guyot and Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

150-500

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

In Barrels

Fermentation

In stainless stell vats

Bottled

June 2017

Ageing

15 months in French oak barrels

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

25.3

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

0.6

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.59

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

4.6

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.6

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

31

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

98

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.992

Production

60000 Bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

White meats (turkey, chicken). Grilled food. Fat fishes (salmon, grouper). Vegetarian suggestions: pasta and quiches.

Suitable for Vegans

no

Bottle

Box

30.3 15.6 23.7 × 6 7388 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 100 Boxes