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Soalheiro Alvarinho 2023

13% abv

Vol- 75cl

Bright, lemon-yellow colour. This wine is distinguished by its fresh and elegant fragrance, revealing the aromatic complexity of Alvarinho variety. The flavour has intense tropical and mineral notes that balance perfectly with the acidity and moderate alcohol content.

Monção and Melgaço, the most northern region of Portugal, is protected by mountains that form a unique microclimate. This allows a perfect marriage between rainfall, temperature, and the number of hours of sunshine needed for the best maturation of Alvarinho grapes. The microclimate in Monção and Melgaço is especially important during ripening, when hot days alternate with cold nights, enabling the development of fresh and fruity aromas and an acidity that is present, but moderate. The grapes are harvested by hand. Between pressing and fermentation, the must is clarified at a low temperature. The wine ferments in stainless steel and matures on fine lees before bottling. The objective of vinification is to obtain a wine that showcases the grapes’ high quality, resulting in good evolution in the bottle
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Soalheiro Alvarinho has the nickname ‘Clássico’, as it was the first wine ever to be made by the family, back in 1982. Since then, it remains the estates most classic style of single varietal Alvarinho, with aromatic freshness, intense flavour, and an unusual evolution in the bottle .

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The Soalheiro vineyards were established in 1974, not far from Megaco (in Alvaredo in fact), Portugal's most northerly town, and overlooking the Minho River. Since then, this very special terroir has allowed Soalheiro to forge its reputation as one of the top estates in Portugal.

Luis Cerdeira, whose grandfather established the estate, now makes these benchmark wines regarded by many as the epitome of the Alvarinho variety in Portugal . Vineyards are between 100m and 200m, planted on granite, above the Minho. Cultivation is organic, though not registered.

Reference #:
21484
Strength
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Albarino (Alvarinho)
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
Yes
Vegetarian
Yes
Sparkling
No

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A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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