Niepoort Drink Me
the entry point into Dirk Niepoort's wine world. The idea behind Drink Me is the creation of a pleasant, easy drinking red wine, yet retaining complexity, mineral notes and great depth, usually found in the classic Douro wines. This time, the label is illustrated by Phil Mulloy, a British animator, who worked as a writer and director of live action films until the late 1980ís. As an animator, his visual style is distinctive in its use of primitive, often skeletal figures and minimalist backgrounds. Phil Mulloy has won many international awards and has made over 30 animated films. Drink Me
is produced from vineyards located in the Cima Corgo sub-region, being the main varieties Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela and Tinta Barroca. 2008 is the third edition of this wine, produced for the UK market. It's an intense wine, full of Douro
character, with great freshness, showing smooth tannins and fruity aromas.
Niepoort Drink Me 2008 is a dark ruby wine, with intense red fruit and spicy aromas, along with a schist stony character. On the palate is vibrant and appealing, with juicy tannins and very good acidity that provides long lasting aftertaste.