Fantasi BrancoFantasi Branco

A wine made for the enjoyment of good food, which pursues harmony and balance for every day and not only for special moments. A desirable wine; with a good tannin structure and Douro character, enchants for its youth and freshness!

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