Aveleda Solos de Granito Alvarinho 2018
Brighten your day with this Aveleda Solos de Granito Alvarinho. It's got great chops, beautiful minerality and zingy acidity, and delicious citrus and white fruit too. No shrinking violets here... Fill your glasses to go with grilled or fried fish tacos with pickled onions, a generous dollop of guacamole, and your favorite taco sauce. Mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and fennel will delight too. Make sure you've got some crusty bread available to soak up the tasty broth! And if you've got some time on your hands, make it a smoked haddock and leek risotto. You will be so glad you did.
Wine Enthusiast: Designated Top 100 Cellar Selections 2020 (#78 Rank). "Grown in the granite-based soil which is so common in the Vinho Verde region. This is full with white fruits, structured and textured with a firm underlying character that will allow this rich wine to age. Drink from 2021–2025." Jul 2020
Winery: "Bright pale yellow hue, Aveleda Solos de Granito has an exuberant aromatic profile where citrus fruits, green apples and mineral notes are abundant. The mouth has a strong mineral attack, followed by a crisp acidity and aromas of ripe grapefruit and green peaches. With a vigorous structure, this Alvarinho varietal is concentrated, direct and straight to the point. Incredibly long finish. Pair with salmon with mango sauce, seafood curry, rich (Greek & Mediterranean) salads and soft cheeses."
|Aging||9 months in stainless steel vats; 9 months further refining in bottle|