Alvarinho Soalheiro 2012

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 2012 – a perfect harvest. 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 warm and dry contributed to a perfect balance in the Alvarinho. In 2012, flowering occurred two weeks later than last harvest, because of the little precipitation in winter. The rain arrived later and some during flowering which led to smaller grapes, but very balanced. This year we began the harvest on the second week of September to maintain usual freshness in the Soalheiro. Soalheiro Alvarinho 2012 is a wine in our style, elegant and intense.

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 (%)
12.8
pH
3.2
総酸 (g/dm3)
6.3
揮発酸 (g/dm3)
0.32
{ 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. 2012 harvest shows great aromatic equilibrium and taste elegant and intense.

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。

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