Quinta de Soalheiro, Granit, Monção e Melgaço, 2017
(at Wines of Portugal annual tasting, London, 20 Feb 2019)
Drinking Window: 2019 - 2023
As the name suggests, grapes for this wine come from a specific parcel of vines on granite soils above 200m in altitude, giving real purity, mineral drive and focus. The nose and palate are layered with ripe nectarine, melon and candied peel notes along with a definite slatey tang. Long, elegant and complex, it has brisk grapefruit acidity and lovely creaminess from lees stirring. The Primeiras Vinhas is also a stunner.
Quinta de Soalheiro
Monção e Melgaço