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OLO comes from the best vineyards in the sub-region of Basto. It is a white wine inspired by the Olo River, which, with its impressive granite landscapes and its so-called “Fisgas” waterfalls, is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers of the Vinho Verde region. The abundance of water and granite in this area contributes to the minerality and freshness of the region’s terroir. This wine was made very delicately and carefully in order to create a serious, complex and very harmonious wine.

Vinification

The OLO grape selection was already determined in the vineyard by Dirk Niepoort. The different grape varieties that make up this wine (Avesso, Arinto, Trajadura and Alvarinho) were pressed together, co-fermented and then matured in stainless steel tanks for 10 months at low temperatures. Finally, a small quantity of wood-fermented Alvarinho was added to the blend.

Tasting Notes

Very light in colour, almost crystalline, OLO offers very fine and delicate aromas of pebbles, ginger, white fruit, dried flowers and even notes of cucumber. The wood aromas are very discrete, allowing the delicate fruit to stand centre-stage. Fresh, very fine and complex on the palate, the wine shows more and more layers in the mouth, with a steady backdrop of elegance and balance. OLO is a very graceful white wine, but thanks to its well-structured acidity, it has a lasting and complex finish. While it is a very different wine in terms of aromatics, its delicate and harmonious character is reminiscent of the fine Rieslings of the Mosel.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort Vinhos SA

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Atei, Mondim de Basto (a sub-region of Basto)

Grape Varieties

Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura and Alvarinho

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Manual

Malolactic

No

Fermentation

In stainless steel and, for the Alvarinho component, in used French barriques

Bottled

June 2016

Ageing

10 months in stainless steel and 10 months in barriques for the Alvarinho

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

4.4

Alcohol (%)

11

pH

3.17

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

5.09

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.5

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

18

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

43

Food Suggestions

Pair with fine seafood such as lobster, crayfish, prawns, sushi and fish with red flesh, such as salmon or ocean perch.

OLO stems from the best vineyards in the sub-region of Basto. It is a white wine inspired by the Olo River, which, with its impressive granite landscapes and waterfalls, is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers of the Vinho Verde region. The abundance of water and granite in this area contributes to the minerality and freshness of the region’s terroir. The OLO is a serious, complex and beautifully harmonious wine.

Vinification

The different grape varieties that make up this wine (Avesso, Arinto, Trajadura and Alvarinho) were pressed together, co-fermented and then matured in stainless steel tanks for 10 months at low temperatures. Finally, a small quantity of barrel-fermented Alvarinho was added to the blend.

Tasting Notes

Very light in colour, almost crystalline, the OLO offers very fine and delicate aromas of pebbles, citrus, white fruit and dried flowers. The wood aromas are very discrete, allowing the delicate fruit to stand centre-stage. On the palate the wine is fresh, with good texture and body. It is an extremely graceful white wine with abundant minerality, but thanks to its well-structured acidity, it also has a lasting and complex finish. While this wine is very different with regard to the aromatic profile, its delicate and harmonious character is reminiscent of the fine Rieslings of the Mosel.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) SA

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Atei, Mondim de Basto (sub-region of Basto)

Grape Varieties

Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura and Alvarinho

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Manual

Malolactic

No

Fermentation

Stainless steel, and for the Alvarinho: used French oak barriques

Bottled

June 2017

Ageing

10 months in stainless steel, and for the Alvarinho: 10 months in barriques

Dry Extract

19.3

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

5

Alcohol (%)

11.5

pH

3.11

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

7.4

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.37

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

31

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

106

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Allergens

Sulfitos

Food Suggestions

Pair with fine seafood (lobster, crayfish, prawns), sushi and fish with red flesh, such as salmon or ocean perch.

Bottle

Box

33.5 18 × 6 9595 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 76 Boxes

OLO stems from the best vineyards in the sub-region of Basto. It is a white wine inspired by the Olo River, which, with its impressive granite landscapes and waterfalls, is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers of the Vinho Verde region. The abundance of water and granite in this area contributes to the minerality and freshness of the region’s terroir. The OLO is a serious, complex and beautifully harmonious wine. v

Vinification

The different grape varieties that make up this wine (Avesso, Arinto, Trajadura and Alvarinho) were pressed together, co-fermented and then matured in stainless steel tanks for 10 months at low temperatures. Finally, a small quantity of barrel-fermented Alvarinho was added to the blend.

Tasting Notes

Very light in colour, almost crystalline, the OLO offers very complex and exceptionally linear aromas of stone, lemon, white fruit and ginger.

This is an extremely graceful wine with abundant minerality, which thanks to its well-structured acidity, finishes with firmness, intensity and energy.

It may be the most elegant and vibrant vintage we have ever released, as this white wine shows plenty of character, tension and an outstanding balance between its sweetness and acidity.

While the OLO is very different in terms of aroma, its delicate and harmonious character is reminiscent of the fine Rieslings of the Mosel.

Technical Information

Producer

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A

Region

Vinhos Verdes

Soil Type

Granite

Vineyards

Atei, Mondim de Basto (sub-region of Basto)

Grape Varieties

Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura and Alvarinho

Harvest Period

September

Harvest Method

Manual

Malolactic

No

Fermentation

Stainless steel, and for the Alvarinho: used French oak barriques

Bottled

June 2018

Ageing

10 months in stainless steel, and for the Alvarinho: 10 months in barriques

Dry Extract

18.5

Residual Sugar (g/dm3)

1.5

Alcohol (%)

11.5

pH

3.13

Total Acidity (g/dm3)

7.5

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)

0.29

Free SO2 at Bottling (mg/dm3)

23

Total SO2 (mg/dm3)

82

Volumic Mass (g/cm3)

0.99

Production

1892 Bottles

Allergens

Sulphites

Food Suggestions

Pair with fine seafood (lobster, crayfish, prawns), sushi and fish with red flesh, such as salmon or ocean perch.

Bottle

Box

33.5 18 × 6 9595 cardboard

Palette

120 80 × 4 Rows 76 Boxes