Alvarinho Soalheiro Terramatter 2014

Terramatter is a different kind of wine from the Natural Soalheiros range, which means that it is unfiltered and produced from the Alvarinho grape variety, grown in a way that supports biodiversity.

This is a Soalheiro which can be interpreted at the same time as a return to its origins, and as a view of the future. Intense in colour, aromatically expressive and complex on the palate, it maintains its marked personality and distinctive profile. The wine’s partial malolactic fermentation in chestnut barrels and earlier harvesting are the fundamental factors underlying its personality.

2014 is a classic harvest with a precise profile, aromatic sobriety and great elegance of taste. The climatic conditions of 2014 allowed a very elegant and mineral aroma with a good balance of taste, fresh and intense.

Producer
Soalheiro
Region
Minho, Melgaço
Vinification

The Alvarinho grapes are hand-harvested from the Quinta de Soalheiro vineyards, which are grown using winegrowing practices that support biodiversity and the viticultural ecosystem, and promote environmental sustainability.

A very unique microclimate influences the growth of these Alvarinho grapes. The Melgaço region, at the northernmost point of Portugal, is protected by a range of mountains which create the perfect rainfall, temperature and sunshine conditions needed for the ideal ripening of the Alvarinho grapes.

Grape Varieties
Alvarinho
Alcohol (%)
11.5
pH
3.6
Total Acidity (g/dm3)
6.5
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)
0.34
{ The values are approximate }
Tasting Notes

The color is intense, full flavor, smooth and complex flavor with vibrant fresh vegetal at the end, mainly due to early harvest (11.5% vol.) and the partial malolactic in barrels of chestnut (traditional barrels from the Minho region).

Food Suggestions

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

Reviews

2016.01

Revista de Vinhos — by Luís Antunes

Score
17 / 20
2016.02

Wine — by

Score
18.5 / 20

Intense color, almost golden. Notes of lemon confit, quince, dried, with an herbal and a mineral trace. Light body, solid structure, vibrant acidity, citric, juicy, tense, mineral, with remarkable length of flavors. Little consensus but captivating.

Related news