Yellow citrus colour, with the classic aroma, intense and tropical notes with mineral profile of Albariño. The 2013 harvest shows aromatic sobriety, great minerality and elegance of taste.
Quinta de Soalheiro is a leading wine estate nestled in Portugal’s verdant north, whose story and output is inseparable from the climb to international renown of the Alvarinho variety and the wines from Vinho Verde’s Monção e Melgaço subregion.
Soalheiro was founded in 1974 when João António Cerdeira and his parents, António Esteves Ferreira and Maria Cerdeira took the bold decision to plant a single, sun-soaked parcel of farmland entirely to Alvarinho. At the time, this decision was in stark contrast to the traditional practice of Portuguese farmers, which relegated grape vines to grow up pergolas planted at the periphery of dense cereal crops like maize. It was in this spirit of innovation and progress that one of western Iberia’s great wine producers was born. Today, third-generation siblings Maria João and António Luís, along with their mother Maria Palmira Cerdeira, continue to test limits and break new ground in pursuit of the finest expressions of their territory by way of the noble Alvarinho grape.
Soalheiro Alvarinho has the nickname “Clássico,” as it was the first wine ever to be made by the family, back in 1982. Since then, it remains the most classic style of single varietal Alvarinho, with aromatic freshness, intense flavor, and an unusual evolution in the bottle – it is a wine that goes well with any occasion!