Dirk Niepoort to create ‘new category for wine’

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Dirk Niepoort to create ‘new category for wine’

Postby Andy Velebil     » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:24 am

So I am really curious to get others opinions on this. Does the wine world really need another "category" of wine?

Portuguese wine producer Dirk van der Niepoort is preparing to launch a brand new label for natural/low SO2 and low alcohol wines from around the world with the aim of creating ‘a new category for wine’.

Called Nat’Cool, the new brand will include wines made by Niepoort himself as well as winemaking friends from Portugal and other winemaking regions around the world.

Winemakers signed up to produce a Nat’Cool wine so far include Vitor Claro, based in Alentejo, Raúl Pérez from Bierzo, Alain Graillot from Crozes-Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie’s Stéphane Ogier, who will produce his first Nat’Cool wine from the 2017 vintage.

Unusually, Niepoort intends for the Nat’Cool range of wines to be sold in one-litre bottle format. To qualify for the Nat’Cool stamp of approval, the wines should be affordable, low-alcohol, terroir-focused and ‘natural’ or low-intervention, Niepoort explained.

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Re: Dirk Niepoort to create ‘new category for wine’

Postby Moses Botbol     » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:46 am

Very much needed category IMO, great idea as those are wines we look to buy often at home.
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