While the Niepoort name had piqued interest to buy this wine online, once it arrived, the presentation was a bit perplexing. The one liter bottle format was solid and welcome (Elisabeta Foradori does a similar send up with “Unlitro”) but it had a lip as if for a crowncap. Then, the name, “Natcool” made me think that a cork had been mistakenly put into what was actually a pétillant naturel and, outside of summer with the vermut hour, when do you open one of those? And don’t think me an […]

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