Yellow citrine color, with the classic Alvarinho aromas of intense and tropical fruit with a mineral profile. Grapes are harvested in small capacity boxes and carried to the cellar in a short space of time. After pressing, the must is decanted for 48 hours, followed by controlled temperature fermentation using pre-selected yeasts. The objective is to obtain an Alvarinho that concentrates the quality of the grapes while allowing for a good evolution in bottle. Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany seafood, fish and light poultry dishes.
Quinta de Soalheiro
Soalheiro, a pioneer in the creation of Alvarinho wine in Melgaco, is an international benchmark for the wines of this grape variety, blending perfectly into the distinctive Minho landscape surrounding it. In the nineteen seventies (1974), a passion for winemaking led Joao António Cerdeira, with the support of his father, António Esteves Ferreira, to plant the first Alvarinho vine and to create the first brand of Alvarinho in Melgaço in 1982, and one of the first Alvarinho brands in the sub-region of Moncao and Melgaco.
Located in Melgaço (Portugal’s northernmost point) it is protected by a range of mountains that create the conditions necessary for the best ripening of Alvarinho grapes. Here, the Alvarinho is special. The land is protected by a set of mountains that create the rain, temperature and hours of sunshine conditions necessary for the best ripening of the grapes. We hope that you also enjoy its vibrant and elegant expression, something that makes us passionate…