Allo - Alvarinho & Loureiro 2017

The grapes come from vineyards of Alvarinho and Loureiro located in its terroir of excellence, respectively the valley of the Minho and Lima river planted in the soil of granite origin.

Soalheiro ALLO 2017: Alvarinho and Loureiro, full of lightness and sobriety! The balance between fruitiness and acidity of the Alvarinho and the Loureiro varieties from the region continues to provide structure and aromatic distinction. Having started at the end of August, the harvest of this vintage was the earliest ever carried out by Soalheiro, but it has revealed an excellent balance. The rainfall in the summer months, especially in July and August, was very low, and daytime temperatures were moderate to high. However, it was the characteristic cold nights of this terroir that favoured slow ripening, and the preservation of the aromas. At the end of August, the ideal point of ripening was reached. With a dry start to September, at moderate temperatures, the end of the harvest proved to be extraordinary.

Producer
Soalheiro
Region
Minho
Vinification

The grapes, exclusively from Alvarinho and Loureiro, are harvested by hand in boxes of small capacity. After the pressing and before the fermentation with controlled temperature, the must decant during 48 hours at low temperature.

Grape Varieties
Alvarinho, Loureiro
Alcohol (%)
11
pH
3.13
Total Acidity (g/dm3)
6.1
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)
0.24
Residual Sugar
Dry
{ the values are orientative }
Tasting Notes

Yellow colour, citrus flavour with elegant and mineral profile. The Alvarinho, full of tropical fruit and structure, contrasts with the Loureiro, floral and full of elegance, which gives this white wine with 11%vol. an unique balance. ALLO is a vibrant and precise white wine with a peculiar balance due to the moderately low alcohol content. Alvarinho grape gives structure and Loureiro grape the elegant and mineral aromatic distinction.

Food Suggestions

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

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