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Coming from the vineyards of Casa de Vilar, where Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijó live and find inspiration for their artistic creations, which includes the Niepoortland book by Regina Pessoa, it was created an Alvarinho fermented in barrel, with a very different profile from the usual expressive and aromatic style of this variety of the Minho region. As the name suggests, Wanabi is a wine that tries to be a distinct Alvarinho.

Vinification

The grapes are coming from a vineyard of 1.6 ha at Casa de Vilar, planted in the sub-region of Vale do Sousa. The wine is vinified and aged in French oak used barrels, during 10 months. It was bottled in June 2016.

Tasting Notes

With a very discreet, delicate profile and a slight citrus and fresh herbs aroma, it is a wine where it prevails the balance and delicacy of aromas rather than the tropical fruit notes and where the toast is very well integrated. In the mouth, with a good volume, has good acidity and minerality, being enveloping and showing great harmony. With a refreshing finish that stands out, and a slight creaminess from the barrel, this Alvarinho is more suitable to accompany meals. It will be quite interesting to follow its ageing in bottle.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Casa de Vilar (sub-region of Vale do Sousa)

Grape Varieties

Alvarinho

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picked

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

French oak barrels

Bottled

June 2016

Ageing

10 months in barrel

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.2

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.14

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.54

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

18

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

57

Food Suggestions

It goes well with shellfish, delicate fish or soft cheese. Vegetarian suggestions: Caesar Salad, eggplants, humus.

This barrel-fermented Alvarinho stems from the vineyards around Casa De Vilar, where film directors Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijó live and find inspiration. It is a wine which offers a completely individual profile, distinctly different from the expressive and aromatic style which usually characterises this grape variety in the Minho region. As the name suggests, the “Wanabi” is a wine that wants to be a different kind of Alvarinho.

Vinification

The grapes used for this wine were sourced from a 1.6 hectare vineyard in Casa de Vilar, in the sub-region of Vale do Sousa. The wine was fermented in used French oak barriques where it also matured for 10 months before being bottled in June 2017.

Tasting Notes

Much like its first vintage, this is a very subtle and elegant Alvarinho with beautiful aromas of citrus, floral notes and hints of tea leaves and wet stone. The wood is well-integrated and lends the wine even more complexity. It offers a pleasant amount of body on the palate, with the acidity and minerality providing contrast for the wine’s delicate residual sweetness. The finish is long and refreshing, but at the same time complex and balanced. The Wanabi is an ideal food wine, but it also promises to age well in bottle – it will be very interesting to observe how it develops.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Region

Minho

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Casa de Vilar (sub-region of Vale do Sousa)

Grape Varieties

Alvarinho

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Manual

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

French oak barriques

Bottled

June 2017

Ageing

10 months in used French oak barriques

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

3

Alcohol (%)

12

pH

3.2

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.14

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.54

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

18

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

57

Food Suggestions

Acompanha bem mariscos de concha, peixes delicados ou queijos suaves. Sugestões vegetarianas: Salada César, beringelas, húmus.

This barrel-fermented Alvarinho stems from the vineyards around Casa De Vilar, where film directors Regina Pessoa and Abi Feijó live and find inspiration. It is a wine which offers a completely individual profile, distinctly different from the expressive and aromatic style which usually characterises this grape variety in the Minho region. As the name suggests, the “Wanabi” is a wine that wants to be a different kind of Alvarinho.

Vinification

The grapes used for this wine were sourced from a 1.6 hectare vineyard in Casa de Vilar, in the sub-region of Vale do Sousa. The wine was fermented in used French oak barriques where it also matured for 10 months before being bottled.

Tasting Notes

Much like its previous vintages, this Alvarinho is also a wine of great elegance, with beautiful aromas of citrus and flowers harmonising with hints of tea leaves and wet stone. The subtle presence of wood lends the wine further aromatic complexity. On the palate the wine offers some body as well as vivacity and balance, while its acidity and minerality provide contrast for the wine’s delicate residual sweetness. With a long, creamy and complex finish, the Wanabi 2017 can be enjoyed young, although it also promises ageing potential.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Minho

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Casa de Vilar (sub-region of Vale do Sousa)

Grape Varieties

Alvarinho

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Hand picking

Malolactic

None

Fermentation

French oak barriques

Bottled

June 2018

Ageing

10 months in used French oak barriques

Dry Extract (g/dm3)

16.7

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.5

Alcohol (%)

11.5

pH

3.03

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

7.8

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.3

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

15

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

49

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

3282 Bottles

Allergens

Sulphites

Food Suggestions

It goes well with shellfish, delicate fish or soft cheese. Vegetarian suggestions: Caesar Salad, eggplants, humus.

Bottle

Box

34.6 15.6 × 6 7900 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 100 Boxes