Country: Portugal Region: Douro
Colour: White Style: Dry Vintage: 2021
Arguably the top property in Vinho Verde, Soalheiro is based in Melgaço, and specialize in the Alvarinho grape variety. They own 6 hectares, and the largest vineyard is just 1 hectare. 6 hectares of vines are also contracted with small growers. We met with Luís Cerdeira, son of the founder, who works with his brother João in running the estate, and with Luís’ sister Maria, who is a vet but is also involved in the family business. is the first brand of Alvarinho in Melgaço (the northernmost point of Portugal) and one of the first Portuguese producers of Alvarinho.
92 pts Robert Parker - Citrus colour, elegant and full flavour that grows in the glass, becoming increasingly persistent. The flavour is full bodied, fresh and complex with great final complexity.
Here, the Alvarinho is special, the terrain is protected by a set of mountains that create conditions of rain, temperature and hours of sun necessary for the better ripening of the grapes. We hope you also enjoy its vibrant and elegant expression, something that falls in love ...
Goes well with seafood and rice dishes.