Allo - Alvarinho & Loureiro 2012

ALLO may be just a greeting, or have arisen with inspiration from the famous series with the same name ... Allo Allo tells the story of René Artois, owner of a French cafe in the village of Nouvion,

... but ALLO are the initials of Alvarinho and Loureiro, two noble grape varieties of Minho (northern Portugal), which by its quality and different personality have been recognised.

The grapes come from vineyards of Alvarinho and Loureiro located in its terroir of excellence, respectively the valley of the Minho and Lima river planted in the soil of granite origin.

2012 – a perfect harvest. The summer months and specifically August had moderate temperatures and cool nights that favoured a slow maturation and the concentration of the varietal aromas on the grapes Loureiro and 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.

Producer
Soalheiro
Region
Minho
Vinification

The grapes, exclusively from Alvarinho and Loureiro, are harvested by hand in boxes of small capacity. After the pressing and before the fermentation with controlled temperature, the must decant during 48 hours at low temperature.

Grape Varieties
Alvarinho, Loureiro
Alcohol (%)
11
pH
3.2
Total Acidity (g/dm3)
6
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)
0.19
{ The values are approximate }
Tasting Notes

Yellow colour, citrus flavour with elegant and mineral profile. The Alvarinho, full of tropical fruit and structure, contrasts with the Loureiro, floral and full of elegance, which gives this white wine with 11%vol. an unique balance. ALLO is a vibrant and precise white wine with a peculiar balance due to the moderately low alcohol content. Alvarinho grape gives structure and Loureiro grape the elegant and mineral aromatic distinction.

Food Suggestions

Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany seafood dishes, fish or poultry dishes.