Quinta de Soalheiro has evolved steadily and gradually. The winery, which was recently refurbished, creates an area where it is possible to optimise the winemaking capability with specific areas for fermentation and ageing, while maintaining the conditions to pamper the wines, making them unique. The small essential details are not overlooked to ensure consistency in the quality of the great wines, creating an area which functionally respects winegrowing and winemaking tradition, opening the doors to the discovery of the different Soalheiros.
Soalheiro is considered an expert in Alvarinho by international and national opinion leaders and several versions of the variety are highlighted in its range of wines:
Intense: a vision of fruit represented by Soalheiro Clássico, 100% Alvarinho and, indeed, a classic, being the wine with the greatest international presence; without forgetting the innovative Soalheiro ALLO and Soalheiro 9%, two innovative wines that stand out for their moderate alcohol content with great elegance and freshness, which set out to highlight that moderately low alcohol is also associated with high quality wines.
Mineral: a mineral vision of the Alvarinho variety, with Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas, a benchmark among Alvarinhos and considered, several times the Best National White Wine; and Soalheiro Reserva, the ultimate expression of the Alvarinho grape variety with barrel fermentation. In addition, there is Soalheiro Granit and the first red wine, Soalheiro Oppaco, also a pioneer because it is a red wine from the region made with a batch of red grapes (Vinhão) and white grapes (Alvarinho).
Natural: our vision of natural wines are unfiltered wines, which find expression in Soalheiro Nature, without added sulphites and bolder, and in Soalheiro Terramatter, a more pleasant wine, of high elegance. The launch of these two natural wines opens the doors to innovation and to a new world of tasting pleasures previously unknown to us.
Sparkling: the two Soalheiro sparkling wines, the classic Soalheiro Bruto and Soalheiro Bruto Rosé, are wholly different – the first one is 100% Alvarinho, more aromatic, and the second one is more elegant and mineral, with Alvarinho and Touriga Nacional.
Spirit: the Quinta de Soalheiro Aged Alvarinho Grape Marc Spirit – from the first harvest, this spirit is distilled from the best Alvarinho pressed grapes, and aged for several years in oak barrels, from which it obtains its colour and structure, which complete the intense aroma of the variety.