Charme is all about elegance and balance, achieved by taking special attention to the smallest details during the entire wine-making process. Made in traditional stone lagares with 100% grape stems, Charme’s elegance is achieved using grapes from very old vineyards in Vale de Mendiz, on the banks of the Pinhão river.

Grape Varieties: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and others. Average Vine Age 70 and more than 100 years.

Soil: Schist

Tasting Notes: A light brick red appearance accompanies delicate aromas of sweet cherries and strawberries with a subtle aroma of old barriques providing a superb rustic character. On the palate pure primary fruit aromas come through, especially cherries, with a silky texture complemented by a rustic notes from the old barrels, lending the wine length, structure and a long, refreshing finish.

Vinification: 100% whole bunches were lightly crushed into granite lagares where they were foot trodden. What is most important in this winemaking process is the length of time of the pre-fermentation maceration and the beginning of alcoholic fermentation, where extraction is very short but intense. The Charme initially undergoes fermentation in lagares and then concludes the process in barrels. Minimal racking and ageing in French oak barrels for 15 months finish off the winemaking process.

Ageing: 15 months in barriques.

Gastronomy: Mushrooms and game dishes, such as partridge or pheasant. Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.

Winemaker: Dirk Niepoort

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Type Red Wine
Year 2017
Region Douro
Producer Niepoort
Capacity 750ml
Alcohol 13.5% Vol
Production 11.724 Bottles

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