Region: Douro (Vale de Mendiz).
Charme is a rare Douro wine. Its elegance and complexity, encompassing, soft and ripe tannins are a unique manner in which to express very old vines, the freshest and most sheltered of the Mendiz Valley, in the heart of the river Pinhão valley. Charme is the ultimate interpretation of Dirk Niepoort’s strong passion for the Burgundy region. A signature wine, a unique wine. Charme is the only still wine produced in the Vale de Mendiz winery in the historical round granite wine Lagares.
The Charm have a ageing of 15 months in French oak barrels.
Charme exhibits a brilliant medium light red colour with a complex aroma reminiscent of tea leaves and a mild earthy character and a hint of cherries. On the palate while delicate and elegant there is an underlying assertive structure with great length, minerality and freshness, along with well integrated oak leading to a harmonious soft tannin driven finish.
Food Suggestions: Mushrooms and game dishes, such as partridge or pheasant.
Winemaker: Dirk Niepoort.