Nat Cool Vinho Branco
Vinhos Verde, Portugal 2018
🍇 Azal, Arinto, Avesso, Trajadura and Loureiro
1L format made in the traditional Vinho Verde way with some lees and few grams of sugar left at bottling to provide that characteristically refreshing and subtle Vinho Verde spritz.
"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!
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." - Niepoort