Alvarinho Soalheiro Granit 2015

Soalheiro Granit reveals a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grape. It's an Alvarinho that comes from a specific selection of vineyards planted vineyards above 200 meters altitude, revealing the minerality that relates the soil of granite origin of the terroir "Monção and Melgaço" and Alvarinho, improved with the batonage and aging on the fine lees. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a higher temperature than usual in white wine, showing an elegant and more mineral aroma with a dry and persistent flavor.

The Alvarinho grapes used in the Soalheiro came from several small vineyards planted in granite soil above 200 meters and located in the very particular microclimate of "Monção and Melgaço", the northern point of Portugal.

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. In 2015, flowering occurred two weeks later than last harvest, because of the little precipitation in winter. The grapes harvest for this Soalheiro Granit are the last ones in September, because of the more altitude vines selection.

Producer
Soalheiro
Region
Melgaço, Monção
Vinification

The grapes are harvested manually in boxes of small capacity and carried to the cellar in a short space of time. After the pressing and the before fermentation with controlled temperature, the must was decanted during 48 hours. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel thanks with higher temperature than usual for white wines. The bottling is made after a period of batonage and aging in fine lees.

Grape Varieties
Alvarinho
Alcohol (%)
12.5
pH
3.3
Total Acidity (g/dm3)
6.5
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)
0.3
Residual Sugar
Dry
{ The values are approximate }
Tasting Notes

Citrus colour, aroma revels a elegant profile with more mineral notes, dry and persistent flavour. Soalheiro Granit reveals a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grapes.

Food Suggestions

Perfect for any kind of seafood dishes and fish.

Reviews

2017.01

Wine - Essência do Vinho — by

Score
17.5/20

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