Terramatter is a different kind of wine from the Natural Soalheiros range, which means that it is unfiltered and produced from the Alvarinho grape variety, grown in a way that supports biodiversity.
This is a Soalheiro which can be interpreted at the same time as a return to its origins, and as a view of the future. Intense in colour, aromatically expressive and complex on the palate, it maintains its marked personality and distinctive profile. The wine’s partial malolactic fermentation in chestnut barrels and earlier harvesting are the fundamental factors underlying its personality.
Grape Varieties: 100 % Alvarinho
Tasting Notes: The color is intense, full flavor, smooth and complex flavor with vibrant fresh vegetal at the end, mainly due to early harvest (12.5% vol.) and the partial malolactic in barrels of chestnut (traditional barrels from the Minho region).
Best Served at 6 to 10 degrees
Pairing Suggestions: Roasted Suckling Pig, Chorizo, Grilled Lobster with Garlic Butter Parsley
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Quinta de Soalheiro, located in Melgaço (the most northern point of Portugal), is protected by a range of mountains that create conditions of rainfall, temperature and sunshine hours necessary for the best ripening of the Alvarinho grapes. This very special microclimate led João Antonio Cerdeira to plant the first Alvarinho vine in 1974 and to create, in 1982, the first Alvarinho brand in Melgaço – “Soalheiro”. The Alvarinho grapes used in the Soalheiro came from several small vineyards planted in granite soil between 100 and 200 meters and located in a very particular microclimate in Melgaço.
Melgaço region, the northern point of Portugal, is protected by a range of mountains that create the perfect conditions of rainfall, temperature and number of hours of sunshine needed to the better ripeness of the Alvarinho grapes. The brand name – Soalheiro – arises from the excellent sun exposure of the vineyards bearing the same name – a sunny place. A large area of the vines used in the Classic Soalheiro comes from Quinta de Soalheiro were the grapes are organically produced and were the biodiversity of the animals and plants is promoted. It is exclusively from this vines that comes the grapes to produce the Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas “first vines” and the Soalheiro Reserva.
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