Soalheiro Alvarinho Branco 2018
Quinta do Soalheiro (Vinho Verde)
£9.85 (Approximate price)
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In the northernmost point of Portugal lies Melgaço, the home of the Quinta de Soalheiro. This Portuguese company has been crafting beautiful Alvarinho wines in the Minho region since the first releasing its own branded wine in 1982. The first vine was planted in 1974, a product of the passion which João António Cerdeira felt for this land and for its winemaking capabilities.
Soalheiro Alvarinho Branco 2018 is made with 100% Alvarinho grapes grown in the Melgaço region, where the nearby mountain ranges protect the vines and provide a microclimate that is perfect for the creation of high-quality grapes. Hot days, cold nights, rainfall, and sunshine lead to a fruity, mildly acidic grape which brings all of those qualities to the final wine. The grapes are handpicked and brought into the cellar quickly to be pressed at a controlled temperature. This ensures that the full aroma and flavour of the grapes makes it into the bottle.
This bright, citrus-coloured wine is a classic Alvarinho. It is both intense and elegant on the palate, full of aromas and dry enough to accompany any savoury dish, especially seafood, fish, or poultry. It is also perfect to enjoy with appetizers or on its own, chilled. This tropically-tinged white wine will please the palate with its perfect balance.
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Description · Quinta do Soalheiro
Soalheiro Alvarinho Branco 2018 (Alvarinho)
- View: citrine yellow.
- Nose: intense tropical flavor with mineral notes.
- Mouth: great aromatic balance with an elegant and mineral flavor.
APPELLATION: Vinho Verde.
VINEYARD: Melgaçao Region, north of Portugal, protected by the surrounding mountains allowing marriage between rain, temperature and the number of hours of sunshine necessary for the proper maturation of Alvarinho grapes.
PREPARATION: grapes harvested manually in boxes of small capacity and taken to the winery in a short time. After pressing and before fermentation temperature controlled decanted wort for 48 hours at low temperature.
PAIRING: seafood, white meats and fish.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.5%
Quinta do Soalheiro
Soalheiro is the first brand of Alvarinho in Melgaço (the northernmost point of Portugal) and one of the first Portuguese producers of Alvarinho. Here, the Alvarinho is special, the terrain is protected by a set of mountains that create conditions of rain, temperature and hours of sun necessary...
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Posted on 03/09/19 at 17.06
The new vintage of Dr. Luis Cerdeiro enthusiastic. Not for nothing he stands for election as winemaker of the year with the Portuguese magazine Revista. Dr. Luis Cerdeira has made a Alvarinho here, which is full of aromas, fruit filling, melting and minerality! Just fantastic. A little stronger with 12, 5% has got it this time. The Soalheiro Alvarinho is always on the kitchen party -now Landpartie- at the Vila Vita Marburg served a wonderful white wine! ,
Posted on 19/02/19 at 15.30