The Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas Alvarinho 2019 comes in a nice, pale lemon color. Its grapes are harvested manually, and placed in small boxes to be carried directly to the cellar.
It originates from vines of more than 40 years at the Quinta de Soalheiro. These vines are called Primeiras Vinhas, or the First Vines.
This wine is fresh and soft on the palate, with notes of citrus, grapefruit, peach, and honey. It is full-bodied, with a great complexity, worthy of the 92-points Robert Parker awarded it with.
This wine also goes brilliantly with seafood dishes, like a shrimp scampi, or a baked sole with lemon and herbs.
Soalheiro is a pioneer in Alvarinho wine creation, especially in the Monҫão e Melgaҫo region in Portugal. João António Cerdeira planted the first Alvarinho vine in 1974, giving birth to the first Alvarinho wine brand in Melgaҫo in 1982.
Today, Soalheiro still perseveres with its incredible wines, trusting tradition, and the careful and incredible environment in which their vines grow.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.