I love Soalheiro. They’re one of the top producers in Portugal’s Vinho Verde region, and it’s time I gave Portugal a bit more love on this blog – it was one of the key countries for getting me loved up about wine. I visited them a few years ago (report here), and this 2013 is lovely and bright. It’s a brilliant value in Portugal, where you can get it for 10 Euros.
Soalheiro Alvarinho 2013 Vinho Verde, Portugal
12.5% alcohol. Lively, fruity and floral with notes of grapefruit, melon and pear. Bright and fresh with a pure, zippy palate showing lovely pear and grapefruit. Delicate and fruit driven, and so attractive. 90/100 (UK agent Raymond Reynolds)
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