Quinta de Soalheiro has been evolving steadily and gradually. The recently refurbished winery creates a space which optimises winemaking capacity, with specific sections dedicated to fermentation and ageing, maintaining ideal conditions for the wines to express their unique character. Every tiny but essential detail is carefully considered in order to ensure consistent quality in these great wines, creating a space which functionally respects winegrowing and winemaking traditions and opens the doors to discovering the different Soalheiros.
Soalheiro is considered an expert in Alvarinho by international and national opinion leaders. Several versions of this variety are highlighted in our range of wines:
Fruity: a vision of fruit represented in the Soalheiro Clássico, which is 100% Alvarinho and indeed a classic as it is our wine with the greatest international presence. Not forgetting the Soalheiro ALLO and Soalheiro 9%, two innovative wines that stand out due to their moderate alcohol contents and great elegance and freshness, which set out to highlight that moderately low alcohol is also associated with high quality wines.
Mineral: a mineral vision of the Alvarinho variety, with Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas, a benchmark among Alvarinhos, considered several times as the Best National White Wine. Soalheiro Reserva, the ultimate expression of the Alvarinho grape variety, barrel-fermented. In addition, there is the Soalheiro Granit and the first red wine, Soalheiro Oppaco, also a pioneer for being a red wine from the region produced with a batch of Vinhão, Pinot Noir and Alvarinho. Soalheiro is also venturing into the world of Rosés with the launch of the Soalheiro Mineral Rosé. But the potential of the terroir is explored to a maximum so that learning is continuous and innovation is always present. This is the context for Soalheiro Sauvignon Blanc & Alvarinho.
Natural: our idea of natural wines are unfiltered wines, which find expression in Soalheiro Nature, without added sulphites but boasting a bold character; and in Soalheiro Terramatter, a more subtle and incredibly elegant wine. By launching these two natural wines, we have opened the doors to innovation and to a new and previously undiscovered world of tasting pleasures.
Sparkling: the two Soalheiro sparkling wines, the classic Soalheiro Espumante Bruto and the Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Rosé, are vastly different – the first one is made with 100% Alvarinho and offers a more aromatic profile, while the second one is more elegant and mineral, made from with Alvarinho and Touriga Nacional. In 2019, two new dimensions of Sparkling are released: Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Barrica, higher flavor and persistent texture with oak barrels agin, and Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Nature, the first Alvarinho sparkling produced without addition of sulphites.
Spirits: the Quinta de Soalheiro Aged Alvarinho Grape Marc Spirit – from the first harvest, this spirit is distilled from the best Alvarinho grapes which are pressed and then aged for several years in oak barrels which lend it its colour and structure, and add to the intense aroma of the variety.