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Soalheiro, Alvarinho Moncao e Melgaco 2021

£19.50

  • Type:

    White

  • Grape:

    Albarino

  • Country:

    Portugal

  • Region:

    Vinho Verde

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    Melgaco

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    12.5%

  • Winemaker:

    Luis Cerdeira

  • Bottle Size:

    75cl

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Description

Pale lemon in colour with delicate, fresh aromas and exceptional acidity. The palate is classically alvarinho with intense tropical and mineral flavours and a long, elegant finish.

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Delivery Information

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.

The Quinta de Soalheiro is to be found about as far north as you can go in Portugal, in the sub region of Moncao e Melgaco. They are almost in sight of the Spanish border and are a good distance from the sea so they get less of the downpours so frequent in this part of Iberia. Organically grown alvarinho grapes are cultivated on 15 hectares of vineyards on granitic slopes at 100 to 200 metres altitude, sheltered by a range of mountains but with wonderful exposure to the sun. Indeed, the name Soalheiro is derived from the Portuguese for 'sunny place'. Joao Antonio Cerdeira is an oenologist with experience of working in Burgundy and he planted the first alvarinho vines here in 1974, lured by the special microclimate and before the region was even a recognised wine growing area. In 1982 he released the first Soalheiro wine. Today the estate is run by his sons Luis and Joao, with the help of their sister Maria, who make the most of the now mature vines with low yields and expert winemaking. They are widely regarded as the most serious grower of alvarinho in Portugal.

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ANDREA DANTAS
Excellent vinho verde!

Given we will not be able to travel to Portugal this Summer, having the Soalheiro in London is the closest we will get to the feeling of being in Portugal! Fresh and wonderful!