Allo - Alvarinho & Loureiro 2015

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.

2015 – a perfect and consistent vintage. 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 dry contributed to a perfect balance in the Alvarinho and Loureiro. In 2015, flowering occurred two weeks later than last harvest, because of the little precipitation in winter. This year we began the harvest on the first week of September to maintain usual freshness in our wines. Soalheiro ALLO 2015 is a defined wine, simultaneously refreshing and full of elegance.

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 (%)
11.2
pH
3.36
Total Acidity (g/dm3)
6
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)
0.3
Residual Sugar
Dry
{ 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.

Reviews

2016.05

Wine, A Essência do Vinho — by

Score
16/20

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