Alvarinho Soalheiro 2012

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 2012 – a perfect harvest. The summer months and specifically August had moderate temperatures and cool nights that favored a slow maturation and the concentration of the varietal aromas on the grapes. The beginning of September warm and dry contributed to a perfect balance in the Alvarinho. In 2012, flowering occurred two weeks later than last harvest, because of the little precipitation in winter. The rain arrived later and some during flowering which led to smaller grapes, but very balanced. This year we began the harvest on the second week of September to maintain usual freshness in the Soalheiro. Soalheiro Alvarinho 2012 is a wine in our style, elegant and intense.

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 (%)
12.8
pH
3.2
Gesamtsäure (g/dm3)
6.3
Flüchtige Säure (g/dm3)
0.32
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Verkostungsnotizen

Citrus colour, aroma revels a classic Alvarinho Soalheiro, intense and tropical with mineral notes. 2012 harvest shows great aromatic equilibrium and taste elegant and intense.

Speisebegleitung

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

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