Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Rosé 2013

The grapes, Alvarelhão (red grape), Touriga Nacional (red grape) and Alvarinho (white grape), used in the Soalheiro are produced in vineyards that promote a balance between sugars and acids perfect for making sparkling. 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 required for a slow and balanced maturation for making sparkling with good quality.

2013 - A special harvest – the purity of fruit with a perfect balance between the minerality and the passionate elegant flavor. After a winter with more rain than usual we have low temperatures during the beginning of the growing season that induces a later harvest than the one in 2012. The weather condition in July and August, very dry and hot but with cold nights, induce a very good quality harvest with a slow ripening that maintains the alcohol in moderate levels because of the water stress in the soil, but balance the acidity due to the daily temperatures. The beginning of September also hot and dry allowed anticipating the harvest, escape the rain that occurred in the end of the month and early October.

Producer
Soalheiro
Vinification

As uvas de Alvarelhão caracterizadas pela pouca intensidade corante são a base deste Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Rosé muito ligeiro de cor. A casta Touriga Nacional e Vinhão complementam a estrutura de boca dando elegância e persistência. O mosto resultante desta selecção fermenta a temperatura controlada, obtendo-se o vinho base para espumante. Este vinho sofre, já em garrafa, uma segunda fermentação. Finda esta fase de fermentação e estágio, procede-se ao "degorgement", operação que permite a eliminação das leveduras existentes em garrafa e a substituição da cápsula metálica provisória pela rolha definitiva típica do espumante.

Grape Varieties
Alvarelhão (mostly), Touriga Nacional, Vinhão
Alcohol (%)
12.5
pH
3.23
Total Acidity (g/dm3)
6
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)
0.3
{ The values are approximate }
Tasting Notes

Apresenta cor rosa salmão, bolha fina e persistente. O aroma é elegante e delicado. O sabor apresenta persistência e muita profundidade com uma agradável complexidade.

Food Suggestions

Very versatile with a wide range of cuisine. It is ideal as an aperitif or to accompany roast cooking meal.

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