Alvarinho Soalheiro 2014

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 2014 is a classic with a precise profile, aromatic sobriety and great elegance of taste, with a perfect balance between the minerality and the passionate flavor. The climatic conditions of 2014 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. The moderate temperatures during maturation (July and August) favored the aromatic concentration and moderate alcohol levels associated with a well–balanced acidity in the grapes. As usual we harvest soon in September to maintain freshness in the Alvarinho grapes and this strategy has been very important in this particular vintage, because of the rain that occurred in the end of the month and October. Soalheiro 2014 – A classic and elegant vintage.

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 (%)
12.5
pH
3.3
Gesamtsäure (g/dm3)
6.1
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. Soalheiro 2014 shows a precise profile, aromatic sobriety and great elegance of taste, with a perfect balance between the minerality and the passionate flavor.

Speisebegleitung

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

Kritiken

2016.03

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Punkte
17/20

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