Sonhador Alvarinho is produced in the demarcated Vinho Verde region of Melgaço in northern Portugal, one of two special sub-regions where the Alvarinho grape can be cultivated. It shows the typical varietal characters from this mountainous region, minerality, persistent acidity and exotic fruit – notes of lime, mango and tangerine.
100% Alvarinho from the Melgaço region. Hand picked into plastic crates
Bunch sorted prior to destemming and crushing. 48 hrs cold settling. Then 3 week fermentation with added yeast at 13-15°C
Bright, crystal clear, light/green pale straw colour. Exotic fruit aromas. Notes of lime, mango and tangerine enhanced by complex minerality, well balanced, focused acidity leading to a persistent finish.
Ideal with shellfish or as a refreshing aperitif. Serving temperature 10-12°C
Howard's Folly Alvarinho 2010, Portugal
By Wine Writer Tom Cannavan.
The Howard in question is an English businessman Howard Bilton, who has partnered winemaker David Baverstock (of Portugal's Esporão winery)…