Nicknamed ‘Clássico’, as it was the first wine ever to be made by the family. Since then, it remains their most classic style of single varietal Alvarinho, with aromatic freshness, intense tropical fruit, ripe peaches and apricots with lots of citrus fruit balanced with great acidity and clean minerality on the finish. It's zesty acidity gives it and the chance for evolution in the bottle, though unless you're building a cellar, it's hard to resist it while it is fresh.
A perfect partner to steam mussles and grilled seafood dishes or just as an aperitif in the sunshine.
"It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Albarino. Soalheiro make such a pure and precise wine with this grape. It is vivid and very intense with lipsmacking acidity. I'd enjoy this with grilled mackerel with lemon and olives."
The Soalheiro Vineyards were established in 1974 overlooking the river Minho and since then this very special terroir has allowed Soalheiro to forge it's reputation as the finest producer of Alvarinho in the country. Their flagship wine is often quoted as the standard bearer for this variety in Portugal.