2020 Quinta de Soalheiro Terramatter Blanco

22.95 18.97
Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Minho
Appellation Vinho Verde (Appellation)
Winery Soalheiro
Year 2020
Grape Albarino
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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The Alvarinho Terramatter is Soalheiro's new organically certified and unfiltered Alvarinho, sourced from 25-year-old vineyards. It is partially (15%) fermented in chestnut barrels. Teramatter means "Mother Earth." Luis said: "With this Vin Naturale wine we are going back to the real, unfiltered wines with natural turbidity, giving Alvarinho a different taste from the other Soalheiros. Despite the low sulfur (less than 20 milligrams per liter free) we try the fruit and the potential for evolution in the bottle as the sediments (yeast) protects against oxidation and helps to preserve freshness.With this Soalheiro dimension, unfiltered (with sediment at the bottom of the bottle) we try new aromas and new flavors .

The Terramatter grapes are harvested a little earlier than the other top cuvées of this domain. The malolactic fermentation takes place partly in chestnut wooden barrels (the traditional barrels from the Minho). These give off more subtle aromas than normal oak. Characteristic of this wine are the expressive aromas of herbs and lime thanks to the earlier harvest. A lively, complex wine with a fresh, long finish.

Quinta de Soalheiro is located in the most northern tip of Portugal, in the sub-region of the Vinho Verde area, called Monção e Melgaço. Protected by a mountain range to the north, the vineyards are ideally situated for growing the albarino (alvarinho) grape, with just enough of everything: sun, heat and precipitation. It was precisely these unique circumstances that led João Antonio Cerdeira to plant his first alvarinho vineyard here in 1974. João has since been succeeded by his children Luis and Maria, who have further expanded and perfected the company. Everything here is done with a great sense of detail. The vineyards are biologically processed and the winemaking process has only one goal: to make pure and harmonious wines. Soalheiro enjoys a great reputation both in Portugal itself and abroad.

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Type of Wine White
Country Portugal
Region Minho
Appellation Vinho Verde (Appellation)
Winery Soalheiro
Grape Albarino
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 90
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Mineral, Steenfruit, Tense
Drink moments Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras
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