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Alvarinho

A fine white mainly cultivated along the Minho river, in Portugal's northern Vinho Verde region. It was one of the first Portuguese wines labelled as a single variety and therefore is relatively well known. Full bodied with aromas of sweet citrus and tropical fruit. In the mouth flavours of yellow stone fruit, honeysuckle, citrus and a zippy crispness should feature. 

A fine white mainly cultivated along the Minho river, in Portugal's northern Vinho Verde region. It was one of the first Portuguese wines labelled as a single variety and therefore is relatively well known. Full bodied with aromas of sweet citrus and tropical fruit. In the mouth flavours of yellow stone fruit, honeysuckle, citrus and a zippy crispness should feature. 

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Mostly cultivated along the Minho river; Alvarinho is drier, fuller-bodied and more aromatic compared to prominent regional whites, Loureiro and Trajadura.

In Spain, high yield is sacrificed for superior quality. Vines tend to be elevated above ground level, reducing damp to produce healthy, high quality grapes. Over-ripening is prevented by leaf canopy above the grape.

Key Regions

Galicia (Spain) Vinho Verde (Portugal) 

Climate Suitability

Well suited to the local damp conditions (Thick skin)

Colour and Flavours

White, aromatic and peachy flavour.

Synonyms

Albariño (Spain).

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    Loureiro Joao Ramos, Vinho Verde, 2015 75cl

    Floral aromas are present throughout with this fresh and vibrant Vinho Verde. There is plenty of citrus fruit, balanced by generous minerality on a deep and long finish.

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    Soalheiro Alvarinho, Vinho Verde, 2015 75cl

    Often quoted as the standard bearer for this variety in Portugal, Luis Cerdeira is the surest pair of hands south of the Minho with Alvarinho. Fresh, aromatic and delicious.

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