Moscatel DócilMoscatel Dócil

Moscatel Dócil is yet another experience of the Niepoort projects. One of the world's great grape varieties, in one of the world's great regions. We aspired to produce a light, fresh and young wine, based on the acidity and aromatic expression of the variety. 3500 bottles were bottled in this second edition.

Vinification

Flowering was very early in 2011 and the entire vegetative cycle occurred ahead of time, with the harvest starting earlier than ever before. However, ripening on the vine sown at a higher altitude was slower and in the end all the wines presented good amounts of malic acid, which greatly contributed to the freshness of the white wines.

Following refrigerated transport and careful selection, the grapes were channeled by gravity to the lagar, where skin maceration took place. During this first stage, contact between the skins and the must was essential to privilege the fine and delicate aromas of the variety.

Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel isothermal vats with fine lees at a low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation did not come to an end, allowing some sugar to be retained.

Tasting Notes

With a pale, crystaline yellow colour, almost transparent, Moscatel Dócil 2011 has a very floral nose mixed with tropical fruit notes. On the palate, is fresh, elegant, very light and delicate. Its fruity taste is of particular note, where the sweetness enriches the overall balance. It has a long finish. A wine with great ageing potential.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) SA

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Grape Varieties

Muscat

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Royat

Harvest Period

8 September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Stainless steel

Bottled

April 2012

Ageing

Stainless steel

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

58

Alcohol (%)

8

pH

3.15

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.25

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

46

Production

3.500 bottles

Food Suggestions

As an aperitif. Dishes with inspiration on Asian cuisine, such as tempura or curry. Vegetarian dishes. Tropical fruit desserts. At the end of the meal.

Moscatel Dócil (Ron Ron) is 100% from the Moscatel Galego variety. A variety with an identity of its own, characterised by its floral and citric aromas. We aspired to produce a light, fresh and young wine, based on the acidity and aromatic expression of the variety. Just like the cat, the wine is docile but with an unique and very distinctive personality.

Vinification

The 2013 harvest began on 19 August, earlier than usual, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity and avoid high degrees of alcohol. It was a more productive year, around 25% better than the pevious. The decision to start harvesting earlier turned out to be the right one, since the main vineyards had already been harvested before it started raining heavily on the 27th September.

Following refrigerated transport and careful selection, the grapes were channeled by gravity to the lagar, where skin maceration took place. During this first stage, contact between the skins and the must was essential to privilege the fine and delicate aromas of the variety.

Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel isothermal vats with fine lees at a low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation did not come to an end, allowing some sugar to be retained, balancing the high acidity.

Tasting Notes

With a slightly crystal yellow colour, almost transparent, the Moscatel Dócil 2013 has a very floral nose mixed with tropical and exotic fruit notes. On the palate, is a fresh, mineral, and elegant wine, very light and delicate. Due to the low alcohol degree and some residual sugar, the wine has an excellent harmony sugar/acidity, inspired on the white wines from Germany. Fresh and very vibrant ending, with all the character from the Moscatel variety. To drink while young, but is very interesting to keep some bottles at the lodge. To be served well chilled (8º/10ºC).

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) SA

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Grape Varieties

Muscat

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Royat

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Stainless steel isothermal vat

Bottled

2nd July 2014

Ageing

Stainless steel isothermal vat

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

35.7

Alcohol (%)

9.2

pH

3.3

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.3

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.42

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

25

Production

3.400 bottles

Food Suggestions

As an aperitif. Dishes with inspiration on Asian cuisine, such as tempura or curry. Vegetarian dishes. Tropical fruit desserts. At the end of the meal.

Moscatel Dócil (Ron Ron) is 100% made with Moscatel Galego variety. A variety with an identity of its own, characterized by its floral and citric aromas. The aim is to produce a light, fresh and young wine, based on the acidity and aromatic expression of the variety. Due to the low alcohol degree and some residual sugar, Moscatel Dócil, has an excellent harmony and was inspired on the white wines from Germany. Just like the cat, it is docile but with an unique and very distinctive personality.

Vinification

The 2014 harvest was slightly lower in production compared with 2013, but certainly made up for it in quality. Harvest began in early September, as usual, in order to maintain the high levels of acidity, balance and freshness. As in the previous year, the early start avoided rain, later in the month and over ripen fruit in the more exposed vineyards.

Following refrigerated transport and careful selection, the grapes were led by gravity to the lagar, where the skin maceration took place. During this first stage, the contact between the skins and the must was essential to privilege the fine and delicate aromas of the variety.

Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel isothermal vats with the fine lees at a low temperature. Alcoholic fermentation did not come to an end, allowing some sugar to be maintained and balance the high acidity.

Tasting Notes

With crystal yellow colour, the Moscatel Dócil 2014 has a typical and well-defined aroma of the Moscatel variety, with the floral notes well integrated with the tropical fruit notes. On the palate, is very fresh and delicate, with a vibrant finish. To drink well chilled (8º/10ºC). Perfect as aperitif or at the end of a meal.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) SA

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Grape Varieties

Moscatel Galego

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Royat

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

Isothermal Stainless steel vat

Ageing

Isothermal Stainless steel vat

Food Suggestions

As an aperitif. Dishes inspired on the Asian cuisine, such as tempura or curry. Vegetarian dishes. Tropical fruit desserts.

The Moscatel Dócil (Ron Ron) is produced from 100% Moscatel Galego grapes, a variety with a very distinctive identity, characterised by its floral and citrusy aromas. The goal was to vinify a light, fresh and joyful wine based on the acidity and aromatic expression of the grape variety. Due to its low alcohol content and light residual sweetness, the wine is superbly balanced, similarly to some German white wines. It is soft and gentle like a cat (as its name “Dócil” suggests), yet has its own unique and strong personality.

Vinification

The beginning of the 2015 viticultural year brought a cold and dry winter, with the lowest precipitation levels ever recorded. On the other hand, spring and summer were extremely dry and hot – these conditions only changed in August.

Thanks to the low rainfall, the risk of disease remained very low and we were rewarded with magnificent and particularly healthy berries.

The grapes for the Moscatel Galego were harvested at the beginning of the season, on 3 September, and showed perfect balance between their acidity and ripeness.

After being transported under temperature-controlled conditions to the Quinta de Nápoles, in Alijó, the grapes were meticulously sorted and deposited into lagares where they went through a gentle maceration process which preserved all the intensity and subtlety of the characteristic aromas of this grape variety.

Alcoholic fermentation started in stainless steel vats at a low temperature on the fine lees. Later, fermentation was stopped when the wine was transferred to isothermic tanks, allowing us to maintain the balance between sugar and acidity.

Tasting Notes

With a brilliant yellow colour, the Moscatel Dócil 2015 is resplendent with typical floral notes and tropical fruit. On the palate, it is elegant and fine, with excellent acidity which lends the wine freshness and drinking pleasure. The finish is very lively and long. It should be enjoyed chilled to around 8°C - 10°C. Thanks to its high acidity, this Moscatel is ideal as an aperitif, while its sweetness makes it a perfect way to finish a meal on a light note.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Grape Varieties

Moscatel Galego

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Royat

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picking

Fermentation

In isothermic stainless steel tanks

Bottled

July 2016

Ageing

In isothermic stainless steel tanks

Alcohol (%)

9

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.3

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.24

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

36

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

130

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.01

Production

2400 bottles

Allergens

Sulfites

Food Suggestions

Serve alone as an aperitif or with Asian-inspired dishes such as tempura and curries. Vegetarian dishes and tropical fruit-based desserts will also pair well with this wine.

Bottle

Box

34.6 15.6 × 6 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 100 Boxes

The Moscatel Dócil (Ron Ron) is produced from 100% Moscatel Galego grapes, a variety with a very distinctive identity, characterised by its floral and citrusy aromas. The goal was to vinify light, fresh and joyful based on the acidity and aromatic expression of the grape variety. Due to its low alcohol content and light residual sweetness, is superbly balanced, similarly to some German white wines. It is soft and gentle like a cat (as its name “Dócil” suggests), yet has its own unique and strong personality.

Vinification

2016 ficou marcado por uma Primavera fria e chuvosa – com inevitável impacto no ritmo de crescimento e desenvolvimento vegetativo das plantas – a que se seguiu um Verão extremamente seco e com marcadas amplitudes térmicas diurnas e noturnas.

Plantadas a mais de 500 metros de altitude na região de Alijó, as uvas de Moscatel Galego foram vindimadas em meados de Setembro e, em seguida, transportadas em frio para a adega da Quinta de Nápoles. Sendo uvas sãs, com elevado teor de acidez e baixo grau de açúcares, deram origem a um mosto com grande potencial de envelhecimento.

O processo de fermentação alcoólica foi iniciado em cubas de inox e a baixa temperatura com as borras finas, sendo interrompido com frio, para posterior passagem para cuba isotérmica, assim se mantendo um teor equilibrado de açúcar e acidez.

O engarrafamento teve lugar em Maio de 2017.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Douro

Soil Type

Schist

Grape Varieties

Moscatel Galego

Vines per HA

4500

Pruning Method

Royat

Alt. from Sea Level

500

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Fermentation

In isothermic stainless steel tanks

Bottled

May 2017

Ageing

In isothermic stainless steel tanks

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

47.8

Alcohol (%)

8.49

pH

3.15

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.59

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.28

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

26

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

114

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

1.01

Production

4900 bottles

Allergens

Sulfite

Food Suggestions

Serve alone as an aperitif or with Asian-inspired dishes such as tempura and curries. Vegetarian dishes and tropical fruit-based desserts will also pair well with this wine.

Box

34.6 15.6 × 6 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 100 Boxes