SOALHEIRO PRIMEIRAS VINHAS 2016
The grapes are produced with the concept of organic viticulture and harvest by hand from the old vines with more than 30 years at Quinta de Soalheiro, the First Vines “Primeiras Vinhas”. Currently in the blend also include a selection of Alvarinho grapes planted in Pé-franco.The microclimate that influences the production of Alvarinho grapes is very particular. Melgaço region, the northern point of Portugal, is protected by a range of mountains that create the perfect conditions of rainfall, temperature and number of hours of sunshine needed to the better ripeness of the Alvarinho grapes. The brand name – Soalheiro - arises from the excellent sun exposure of the vineyards bearing the same name - a sunny place.Just as perfect as the previous harvest, yet different, the 2016 harvest is more elegant with more moderate alcohol. The aromas that are citrusy and tropical, all highlighting the enormous persistence of flavour. ‘It is not usual to have two consecutive perfect harvests, but 2015 was exceptional and 2016 follows the same path...' state the producers of the first Alvarinho brand in Melgaço.