Notiz zum Wein: Redoma Branco / 2008
Quelle: The Wine Advocate (UK) - 187/2010

Ein feiner Wein aus dem Douro: Niepoorts ›Redoma Branco 2008‹

In der Februarausgabe Nr. 187 von Robert Parkers »The Wine Advocate« finden sich 66 Verkostungsnotizen zu portugiesischen Weinen. Zu den dort von Mark Squires vorgestellten Weinen gehört auch NiepoortsRedoma Branco 2008‹. Für den Weißen aus der D.O.C. Douro gab es 90/100 Punkten. Im Original schreibt Squires folgendes:

„The 2008 Redoma Branco is a typical old vines (40-80 years) Douro blend of grapes like Codega, Rabigato, Donzelinho, Viosinho and Arinto, aged for 9 months in French oak casks. This shows some oak on opening, but it is immediately cut with acidity, giving the wine freshness and life. It is, like a lot of Niepoort offerings, a high altitude wine, the vineyards being at 400 to 700 meters. There is not a lot of depth, but there is a lovely, flavorful finish. As this evolved in the glass, I was pleased to see the acidity pushing on past the oak, but there was always that touch of caramel on the finish. Drink this young and fresh to enjoy the invigorating acidity. Although I thought this was surpassed easily by its Reserva sibling reviewed this issue, it is a fine wine in its own right. There were 1,616 cases produced, of which approximately 150 were imported. Drink now-2012.”