Grapes: Azal + Arinto + Avesso + Trajadura + Loureiro
Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel tanks, then finished in bottle to retain a little fizziness
Aging: 6 months
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: 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.
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.