Alvarinho Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas 2007
João Antonio Cerdeira supported by his father Antonio Esteves Ferreira plant the first vine of Alvarinho, in Alvaredo, in 1974. The contact with this variety was essential to the acquisition of the experience and the knowledge necessary to create, in 1982, the first Alvarinho wine in Melgaço – Soalheiro. The classic Soalheiro is produced from vineyards of the finest sites around the village of Alvaredo, 4 kms west of Melgaço and 18 kms east from Monção, called the suntrap “Soalheiro”. This valley, enclosed North and South by mountains and far enough inland to escape the marked Atlantic influence, has a particular microclimate. Alvarinho here ripens early with high sugar levels, which gives full–bodied white wines with classic nerve and vibrancy.
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Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany seafood dishes, fish or poultry dishes.