By now you should know about the Ubuntu Tinto from Niepoort. It’s a delicious Douro red, with a quirky label created especially for the SA market, and is produced by a geniusof the wine world. Dirk Niepoort ‘helped transform the region and the way the world thinks about wine’ says Wine & Spirits Magazine about Dirk and his role in the Douro.
These two wines have been Wine Cellar favourites for many years, so when the 2017s landed last week, we couldn’t wait to taste them. Good news: they are fantastic! From a typically warm vintage, the 2017 Ubuntu Tinto offers a perfect balance between rugged Douro fruit and finesse. Similarly, the dry and textured 2017 Drink Me Branco is full of character. Both are at their best with food and would be an interesting talking-point at the table.
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‘Superb drinkability owing to balance and elegance, these very much exhibit the uncomplicated style that Niepoort sets out to achieve.’ – Dirk Niepoort
See our latest list of Niepoort wines, including some exciting new Rieslings, from the Douro and Mosel, along with other exciting projects from the Dão, Bairrada and Vinho Verde.
Niepoort, Ubuntu Tinto 2017
Typical Douro blend, led by Touriga Franca, aged in old French oak. Dark blackberry fruit, integrated tannins, slate-y freshness. The result is a wine that expresses its rugged and characterful origin with deftness and without losing depth. – Dirk Niepoort
Niepoort, Drink Me Branco 2017
Raised without oak and produced from the local white grapes in a field blend of Douro sites. Varieties: Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Gouveio, Dona Branca, Viosinho, Bical.
On the palate, it is appellative and very elegant, with good acidity, fresh and refreshing. A very balanced white, with presence but not too strong. Perfect for a wide range of occasions. – Dirk Niepoort