Niepoort Douro Redoma Branco Reserva White Blend 2008

White Blends from Portugal

Price: $57.00 $34.99
Save $22.01 (39%)
Item No. 106706
  • W&S93
  • RP93
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes-Rabigato, Codega, Donzelinho, Viosinho, Arinto and others.

The vineyards for the Redoma White are all planted between 400 and 800 meters altitude, this provides the necessary cooler growing conditions (particularly at night) and longer ripening periods. Coming from very old vineyards with more than 80 years old, redoma reserve always have more complexity and depth, small portion granite soils contribute for special mineral flavors and enhances the freshness of the wine.

Extremely fresh and elegant, very mineral with great complexity, with citric aromas and apricots and white peaches notes, elegant and subtle smoke character. The palate has crisp acidity and great intensity with full texture, with a raft of white fruit flavors and mineral overtones, very persistent with very good ageing potential.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 REDOMA RESERVA Branco is from high altitude vineyards (400 to 800 meters) and old vines (80 years old) aged in cask and on the lees for 9 months, without maloactic fermentation. It is a typical Douro white blend of grapes like Rabigato, Codega, Donzelinho, Viosinho and Arinto that comes in at just under 13% alcohol. This looks to be a very fine performance. It adds a layer –or two—of depth to the regular Redoma, and the acidity is quite prominent early on. As with the regular Redoma, I might have preferred a little less oak, but this has the depth to absorb it and as it aired out and warmed up, I noticed the oak less and less. It is mouth gripping, mouthwatering, deep and flavorful and I liked it more and more for its persistence, brightness and elegance. If the ’05 bottling was not Niepoort's best white, this may well be, which in turn makes it one of the Douro’s best brancos. There were 600 cases produced, of which only 25 were imported. Experience has shown that these tend to show best on the younger side, but this should hold a reasonable time, and better than most. Drink now-2013. "
93 Points

"A selection from vines with at least 80 years of age, this grows at high altitudes and includes some vineyards on granite soils, which help sustain freshness in the grapes. It expresses its barrel fermentation and aging in complex spice and toasted lees character, the tangy fruit driving through it with flavors of apple and more exotic notes of guava and green tropical fruit. There’s also a hint of narcissus, all presented with remarkable delicacy for a Douro white. This will benefit from five years in bottle, needing the time to develop its full expression."
93 Points

Learn About Niepoort

Niepoort is an independent family business since 1842. Through five generation the business has passed successfully from one Niepoort to the next Niepoort and in most cases older and younger generation worked side by side for a long period.

Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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