Soalheiro Alvarinho Reserva, a white wine from Monção e Melgaço, Portugal.

Soalheiro Alvarinho Reserva

White Wine
Portugal | Region: Monção e Melgaço
Vintage: 2018 | Grape: Alvarinho
Volume: 75cl | ABV: 13%
Food Pairing: Aperitif or with seafood, fish or poultry dishes.

Soalheiro Alvarinho Reserva

The microclimate that influences the production of Alvarinho grapes is very particular. Melgaço region, the northern point of Portugal, is protected by a range of mountains that create the perfect conditions of rainfall, temperature and number of hours of sunshine needed to the better ripeness of the Alvarinho grapes. The brand name – Soalheiro - arises from the excellent sun exposure of the vineyards bearing the same name - a sunny place.

Grapes for this wine are cultivated organically at the vines of Quinta de Soalheiro , protecting the viticultural eco-system, improving biodiversity and the environment sustainability. Both fermentation and ageing take place in new and used French oak barrels. Batonnage is carried out and the wine is left on its fine lees until the end of June.

Tasting Notes 

Elegant with oak aromas, and maintaining the freshness and fruit of the Alvarinho grape in a full bodied and complex wine.

Grape variety: 100% Alvarinho.

Vinification: The grapes are harvested manually in boxes of small capacity and carried to the cellar in a short space of time. After the pressing and before the fermentation with controlled temperature, the must was decanted during 48 hours. The fermentation and ageing take place in French oak (new and used), and remained in “batonnage” with fine lees until the end of June.

Best served with: Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany seafood dishes, fish or poultry dishes.