Drink Me Nat Cool BrancoDrink Me Nat Cool Branco

Nat Cool is naturally “cool and funky”. It represents an innovative concept initiated by Niepoort, in which various producers came together to create light, easy-to-drink wines. In the Vinho Verde region, we produced a wine typical of the region – a wine which references the “cloudy” wines of the past which were bottled with some residual sugar and fine lees, and therefore re-fermented in the bottle. Welcome to the Nat Cool world!

Vinification

The grapes mainly stem from the sub-regions of Amarante and Lousada. The wine was made according to the old-fashioned method: a few grams of sugar were retained in the wine so that it would ferment again in bottle. Malolactic fermentation also took place in bottle.

Tasting Notes

Slightly cloudy in appearance, this is a white wine with plenty of personality; it is fresh, vibrant, with citrusy and vegetal notes. Uncomplicated and straight-forward, it offers high acidity and a light carbonic sparkle on the palate, ending on a saline, crystalline and refreshing finish. It is best enjoyed in a traditional ceramic malga cup paired with traditional Portuguese “petiscos” appetisers.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Amarante & Lousada

Average Vine Age

25-30 anos

Grape Varieties

Azal, Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura e Loureiro

Pruning Method

Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-150

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picking

Malolactic

In bottle

Fermentation

In stainless steel and in bottle

Bottled

June 2018

Ageing

6 months In stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

17.7

Alcohol (%)

11.4

pH

3.06

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

7.3

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.33

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

13

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

46

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

8233 bottles

Allergens

Sulfites

Food Suggestions

“Petiscos” appetisers such as pataniscas or pastéis de bacalhau (types of codfish fritters), cured sausages, etc.

Box

32.5 19 27 × 6 8760

Palette

120 80 × 7 Rows 77 Boxes

Nat Cool is naturally “cool and funky”. It represents an innovative concept initiated by Niepoort, in which various producers came together to create light, easy-to-drink wines. In the Vinho Verde region, we produced a wine typical of the region – a wine which references the “cloudy” wines of the past which were bottled with some residual sugar and fine lees, and therefore re-fermented in the bottle. Welcome to the Nat Cool world!

Vinification

The grapes mainly stem from the sub-regions of Amarante and Lousada. The wine was made according to the old-fashioned method: a few grams of sugar were retained in the wine so that it would ferment again in bottle. Malolactic fermentation also took place in bottle.

Tasting Notes

Slightly cloudy in appearance, this is a white wine with plenty of personality; it is fresh, vibrant, with citrusy and vegetal notes. Uncomplicated and straight-forward, it offers high acidity and a light carbonic sparkle on the palate, ending on a saline, crystalline and refreshing finish. It is best enjoyed in a traditional ceramic malga cup paired with traditional Portuguese “petiscos” appetisers.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Amarante and Lousada

Average Vine Age

25-30 Years

Grape Varieties

Azal, Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura and Loureiro

Pruning Method

Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

100-150

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand Picked

Malolactic

In bottle

Fermentation

In stainless steel

Bottled

August 2019

Ageing

11 months in stainless steel

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

18.3

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.5

Alcohol (%)

11.4

pH

3.22

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.7

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.45

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

9

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

72

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

25488 Bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

“Petiscos” appetisers such as pataniscas or pastéis de bacalhau (types of codfish fritters), cured sausages, etc.

Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians

yes

Bottle

Box

32.5 19 27 × 6 8760 cardboard

Palette

80 120 × 7 Rows 77 Boxes