Aveleda Alvarinho (VR Minho): How is Albariño like on the other side of the Miño River?

Alvarinho variety is cultivated in 17oo Ha around all Portugal, although it is native to the Iberian Northwest (Galicia and banks of Minho river). It is on the right bank of this river where this reference proceeds, more specifically 148 km south from Minho river (Penafiel, Sousa subregion).

2015 vintage: Yellow straw colour. Intense nose with citrus and white flower as protagonists. In the background, mineral echoes, prairie and an indication of good acidity. Light, feminine and easy to drink mouth (12 % vol.). You can sense the white fruit of bone next to others like the grapefruit. Short end where floral and mineral notes return.

It is not an Alvarinho as aromatic as the Galician but it is more conomical (4'99 euros in R. Leclerc supermarkets). Is a nice white wine that is made in Quinta Avaleda, a family winery with very famous wine brands like 'Casal García'. Good pairing with seafood, whitefood, seafood rice or soft cheeses.

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