Charme, Douro DOC 2016, Niepoort
9 December 2019
The aptly named Charme, is equally elegant and balanced: the trademark of Niepoort wines.
Charme is made in traditional stone lagares from a blend of mostly Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca grapes from very old vines in Vale de Mendiz on the banks of the Pinhão River, one of the Douro’s tributaries. With subtle notes of game and cherry, Charme is aged in old oak barrels, with light wood and delicate tannins.
The 2016 is already excellent drinking and shows promising ageing potential.