Alvarinho Soalheiro 2011

The Alvarinho grapes used in the Soalheiro came from several small vineyards planted in granite soil between 100 and 200 meters and located in a very particular microclimate. Melgaço region, the northern point of Portugal, is protected by a range of mountains that create the perfect conditions of rainfall, temperature and number of hours of sunshine needed to the better ripeness of the Alvarinho grapes. The brand name – Soalheiro – arises from the excellent sun exposure of the vineyards bearing the same name – a sunny place.

Soalheiro 2011 – a classic harvest. This harvest has high temperatures in the beginning of the growing season that allowed early flowering, assuming an early harvest, however moderate temperatures during maturation (late July and August) favoured the aromatic concentration and moderate alcohol levels associated with a well–balanced acidity in the grapes. The harvest in Soalheiro was early and longer than average, occurring mainly in the first two weeks of September. The climatic conditions of 2011 allowed a very elegant aroma, mineral and tropical, with a good balance of taste, fresh and intense, anticipating a good ability to evolution in the bottle.

Produzent
Soalheiro
Region
Melgaço, Monção
Vinifikation

Die Trauben – ausschließlich Alvarinho – werden manuell in kleine Kisten gelesen und unverzüglich in den Keller gebracht. Nach dem Pressen und vor der Gärung mit kontrollierter Temperatur wird der Most 48 Stunden vorgeklärt, wobei ausgewählte Hefen zum Einsatz kommen. Nach der Stabilisierung wird der Wein abgefüllt und reift in der Flasche weiter. Mit dem Alvarinho Soalheiro versuchen wir einen Wein zu keltern, der die Qualität der Trauben widerspiegelt und ein gutes Reifepotential aufweist.

Rebsorten
Alvarinho
Alkohol (%)
12.7
pH
3.3
Gesamtsäure (g/dm3)
5.9
Flüchtige Säure (g/dm3)
0.28
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Verkostungsnotizen

Citrus colour, aroma revels a classic Alvarinho Soalheiro, intense and tropical with mineral notes. 2011 harvest shows great aromatic elegance with a long intense taste.

Speisebegleitung

Ideal als Aperitif oder als Begleiter zu Meeresfrüchten, Fischgerichten oder Geflügel.

Kritiken

2012.08

Revista de Vinhos — von Redacção Revista Vinhos

Punkte
17/20

"Leve tropical, citrinos maduros, ananás, flores secas, um traço mineral. Encorpado e redondo na boca, com doçura discreta bem compensada pela acidez, termina com bom comprimento e uma grande elegância de conjunto."