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Soalheiro Granit Mineral Selection
Melgaço, the most northern region of Portugal, is protected by the surrounding mountains that allow a perfect marriage between rainfall, temperature and the number of hours of sunshine needed for the better maturation of the Alvarinho grapes. This climate characteristic during ripening is frequently associated with the microclimate of Monção and Melgaço, where hot days alternate with cold nights, allowing for the maintenance of a fresh and fruity aromas with an acidity that is present but moderate, just the way we like it for the Soalheiro.
Revealing a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grape, this wine comes from a specific selection of vineyards planted on granitic soil 200 meters above sea level. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a higher temperature than usual in white wine, showing an elegant and more mineral aroma with a dry and persistent flavour. Batonnage is carried out and the wine is left on its fine lees before bottling.
Citrus colour, the aroma reveals an elegant profile with more mineral notes, dry and persistent flavour. Soalheiro Granit reveals a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grapes.
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 the before fermentation with controlled temperature, the must was decanted during 48 hours. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel thanks with higher temperature than usual for white wines. The bottling is made after a period of batonnage and ageing in fine lees.
Best served with: Perfect for any kind of sea food dishes.