Antonio Esteves Ferreira Alvarinho Vinho Verde Soalheiro 2011

Member Review by tommyvino:

100% Alvarinho (aka Albarino in Spain) from 30 year old vines from estate owned vineyards. This version is all stainless steel though they do have a oaked version. A watery pale greenish yellow color with a moderate nose of jasmine flower, citrus, and unripe nectarine. The palate is quite flavorful with wet stone, steely minerality, and citrus fruit notes. The style is dry, medium bodied, with lively acidity, and a long finish. This isn't your grandparent's Vinho Verde. Not as aromatic as lower abv mass produced versions but the bracing acidity make this a perfect complement to oysters and other seafood. Unfortunately most people think all Vinho Verde is low 10% abv, slightly sparkling, mass produced, and should cost no more than $6.99 at their local grocery store. This is a great example of seriously made Vinho Verde which should pair extremely well with many types of food. 4/5

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Ferreira:
Ferreira is one of the top Port producers, based in the Douro region of Portugal. The Ferreira family was already making wines in the Douro by the 1750s, a few years before it became an officially recognized wine region in 1756. When Doña Antonia Adelaïde Ferreira, great-granddaughter of the winery’s founder, became a widow at age 33, she decided to channel all her energy an... Read more
Ferreira is one of the top Port producers, based in the Douro region of Portugal. The Ferreira family was already making wines in the Douro by the 1750s, a few years before it became an officially recognized wine region in 1756. When Doña Antonia Adelaïde Ferreira, great-granddaughter of the winery’s founder, became a widow at age 33, she decided to channel all her energy and time into building up the business, expanding grape-planting, production and promotion of the winery. All this effort helped build Ferreira into a facility that is still one of the largest and most successful in the region. Ferreira meticulously selects grapes and controls all stages of wine production. They still use a pressing technique that mimics the quality achieved by manual foot-pressing. They are known for their elegant style, not too strong and concentrated, as Doña Antonio preferred it.  Read less

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Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/11/2009

100% Alvarinho (aka Albarino in Spain) from 30 year old vines from estate owned vineyards. This version is all stainless steel though they do have a oaked version. A watery pale greenish yellow color with a moderate nose of jasmine flower, citrus, and unripe nectarine. The palate is quite flavorful with wet stone, steely minerality, and citrus fruit notes. The style is dry, medium bodied, with lively acidity, and a long finish. This isn't your grandparent's Vinho Verde. Not as aromatic as lower abv mass produced versions but the bracing acidity make this a perfect complement to oysters and other seafood. Unfortunately most people think all Vinho Verde is low 10% abv, slightly sparkling, mass produced, and should cost no more than $6.99 at their local grocery store. This is a great example of seriously made Vinho Verde which should pair extremely well with many types of food. 4/5


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/30/2009

Bastante persistente, com final muito agradável, um vinho muito elegante. Aromas intensos com nuances bem focadas a casca de laranja e flores de laranjeira trazem um encanto extra. Levíssimo fundo a mel, a minerais, atribui mais uma bela dimensão a esse grande Alvarinho.



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