2022 Quinta de Soalheiro Alvarinho Vinho Verde Nine Percent
This is now something that works perfectly with a Vinhos Verde and that is making beautiful wines but with clearly less alcohol. This 9% is a new member of Quinta de Soalheiro. The wine undergoes low temperature fermentation in stainless steel vats. It is precisely the aging in stainless steel barrels that gives the wine an excellent balance between sweet and sour. The Vinho Verde 9% Alvarinho has an aromatic nose with plenty of citrus fruit, something of yellow apple and white peach. The taste also offers notes of ripe white and yellow fruit, spring blossom and crisp acidity. Wonderful balance between sour and sweet, with a seconds long aftertaste. A delicious wine, low in alcohol and perfect on a terrace or as an accompaniment to a lemon tart with merenque and forest fruit ice cream.
Quinta de Soalheiro is located in the northernmost point of Portugal, in the sub-region of the Vinho Verde area, called Monção e Melgaço. Protected by a mountain range in the north, the vineyards are ideally located for growing the Alvarinho grape, with just enough of everything: sun, heat and rainfall. It was 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 developed and perfected the company. Everything is done here with a great sense of detail. The vineyards are cultivated organically and the winemaking process has only one purpose: to make pure and harmonious wines. Soalheiro has a great reputation both in Portugal itself and abroad.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Appellation||Vinho Verde (Appellation)|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Complex, Fruity, Powerful, Round, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Terras|