Alvarinho Soalheiro Granit 2017

Soalheiro Granit reveals a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grape. It's an Alvarinho that comes from a specific selection of vineyards planted vineyards above 200 meters altitude, revealing the minerality that relates the soil of granite origin of the terroir "Monção and Melgaço" and Alvarinho, improved with the batonage and aging on the fine lees. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a higher temperature than usual in white wine, showing an elegant and more mineral aroma with a dry and persistent flavor.

The Alvarinho grapes used in the Soalheiro came from several small vineyards planted in granite soil above 200 meters and located in the very particular microclimate of "Monção and Melgaço", the northern point of Portugal.

HOT DAYS AND COLD NIGHTS ALLOW THE AROMAS TO STAY FRESH AND FRUITY WITH PRESENT, BUT MODERATE ACIDITY.

Melgaço, the most northern region of Portugal, is protected by the surrounding mountains that allow a perfect marriage between rainfall, temperature and the number of hours of sunshine needed for the better maturation of the Alvarinho grapes. This climate characteristic during ripening is frequently associated with the microclimate of Monção and Melgaço, where hot days alternate with cold nights, allowing for the maintenance of a fresh and fruity aromas with an acidity that is present but moderate, just the way we like it for the Soalheiro.

Producer
Soalheiro
Region
Melgaço, Monção
Vinification

As uvas, exclusivamente da casta Alvarinho, são colhidas manualmente em caixas de pequena capacidade e transportadas para a adega num curto espaço de tempo. Após a prensagem, o mosto obtido decanta durante 48 horas, segue-se a fermentação em cubas de inox a temperatura mais elevada que o habitual, usando leveduras pré-selecionadas para o efeito. O engarrafamento efetua-se após a batonage e o estágio nas borras finas.

Grape Varieties
Alvarinho
Alcohol (%)
13
pH
3.38
Total Acidity (g/dm3)
5.4
Volatile Acidity (g/dm3)
0.28
Residual Sugar
Dry
{ The values are approximate }
Tasting Notes

Citrus colour, aroma revels a elegant profile with more mineral notes, dry and persistent flavour. Soalheiro Granit reveals a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grapes.

Food Suggestions

Perfect for any kind of seafood dishes and fish.

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