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 is typically one of the finest values in Vinho Verde. It ages
effortlessly. It's concentrated and structured. Plus, with 100,000
bottles produced, there's enough of it to make it a little easier to
acquire than some specialty bottlings. Sourced from 25-year-old vines,
this shows off that bit of "Soalheiro Green," as I like to call it, then
adds a big finish and a concentrated mid-palate to accompany the herbs.
Ripe, fruity and surprisingly accessible this year, this shows very
well from the get-go."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.