Alvarinho Soalheiro 2011

The Alvarinho grapes used in the Soalheiro 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 needed to the better ripeness of the Alvarinho grapes. The brand name – Soalheiro – arises from the excellent sun exposure of the vineyards bearing the same name – a sunny place.

Soalheiro 2011 – a classic harvest. This harvest has high temperatures in the beginning of the growing season that allowed early flowering, assuming an early harvest, however moderate temperatures during maturation (late July and August) favoured the aromatic concentration and moderate alcohol levels associated with a well–balanced acidity in the grapes. The harvest in Soalheiro was early and longer than average, occurring mainly in the first two weeks of September. The climatic conditions of 2011 allowed a very elegant aroma, mineral and tropical, with a good balance of taste, fresh and intense, anticipating a good ability to evolution in the bottle.

生産者
ソアリェイロ
地方
メルガッソ, モンサォン
醸造

ブドウは、アルヴァリーニョのみを少容量のケースを用いて手摘みで収穫し、短時間のうちにワイナリーへ搬入する。プレス後、ブドウ液を48時間デキャンタージュし、続いて温度管理した環境で事前にセレクトした酵母を用いて発酵させる。ワインを安定させてからボトリングし、瓶内で熟成を行う。アルヴァリーニョ・ソアリェイロの醸造は、果実のクオリティーを凝縮し、ボトリング後の熟成を可能にする意図で行われる。

品種
アルヴァリーニョ
アルコール度数 (%)
12.7
pH
3.3
総酸 (g/dm3)
5.9
揮発酸 (g/dm3)
0.28
{ 数値は指標です }
テイスティングノート

Citrus colour, aroma revels a classic Alvarinho Soalheiro, intense and tropical with mineral notes. 2011 harvest shows great aromatic elegance with a long intense taste.

ペアリングの提案

アペリティフに、あるいは、シーフード、魚料理、鶏肉料理に合わせて。

レビュー

2012.08

Revista de Vinhos — por Redacção Revista Vinhos

スコア
17/20

"Leve tropical, citrinos maduros, ananás, flores secas, um traço mineral. Encorpado e redondo na boca, com doçura discreta bem compensada pela acidez, termina com bom comprimento e uma grande elegância de conjunto."