Alvarinho Classico 2022

11.95

Alvarinho “Clássico” 2022

95 Points by Decanter
4.1/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Alvarinho
Alcohol: 12.5% abv
Type: Dry White
Vintage: 2022
Format: 75cl
Designation: Vinho Verde DOC
Region: Monção e Melgaço
Country: Portugal

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Description

Wine

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

Region

The Minho wine region, also known as the Vinho Verde region, is located in the northwest of Portugal. It is one of the country’s most well-known wine regions and is primarily known for producing Vinho Verde wines. The Minho region has a maritime climate, influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is characterized by mild temperatures, high humidity, and frequent rainfall. These conditions are conducive to the growth of grapes and contribute to the region’s vibrant, green landscape.

Terroir

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 – just the way we like it for this Soalheiro Alvarinho .

Winemaking

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.

Food Suggestions

The ‘Clássico’ has the elegance to make an excellent aperitif or complement lighter-flavored dishes. It pairs well with foods such as seafood, grilled fish, white meats, aged cheeses, smoked meats, or Asian and Mediterranean gastronomies. Certified vegan.

Ideal serving temperature – 8°C.

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