The Soalheiro Alvarinho is one of the top Alvarinho's in Portugal and is widely regarded as a benchmark for the region.
Mark Squires of The Wine Advocate writes, "This Classico is ripe but lifted, though. It's pretty tasty in its youth
too. Like the Granit, though, this might be better next year—although
this is more approachable. They both will age well, as the winery's
track record in general has frequently demonstrated over the years. (I
still like to stay conservative in the drinking windows. You might not
think 11 years is conservative for a Vinho Verde, but here it might well
be.) This looks terrific this year, and it's a typically super value."92 pts Wine Advocate
Enjoy pronounced aromas of grapefruit and apple with wet granite and herbal notes. On the palate, the fruit is delicious, lively and bright, characterized by citrus, apple and custard-like flavors, simultaneously lithe yet substantial in body and length, with balancing acidity.