Reserve

Aveleda Reserva da Família Alvarinho

Regional Minho IG, Portugal
Varieties: Alvarinho
Vintage: 2017 / 12.5% Vol.
Soil: granite with clay streams

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ViniPortugal - Vinhos de Portugal 2018

Best White Varietal of 2018

2018

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Decanter

Silver Medal

2017

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Grandes Escolhas Magazine

17/20 Points - Wine of the Month - Editor's Choice

2018

Product of the great investment of Aveleda in the plantation and development of the Alvarinho variety, the Reserva da Família Alvarinho originates from a single parcel of the estate known for its incredibly balanced terroir. This Alvarinho is the last one to be picked, taking advantage of an optimal sugar and aroma concentration as well as a perfect acidity, so typical of this specific vineyard. The Reserva da Família Alvarinho is manually harvested and is selected grape-by-grape, only the best berries of the clusters go into this wine. 50% of the wine is fermented in stainless steel recipients and the other half in French Oak barrels. After fermentation, the fractions are blended (stainless steel and French Oak) and then aged sur lie for 8 months in French Oak barrels. Aveleda Reserva da Família Alvarinho is a perfect expression of the 2017 vintage: rich and velvety texture, discreet aromatic notes of banana, lemon zest and juicy grapefruit. The oak fermentation and aging give this wine soft aromas of toasted almonds and vanilla. Its finish is persistent and crisp and surprises with very soft notes of cloves.

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Food Pairings
  • Soft cheeses

  • Poultry roasts or stews

  • Seafood or Fish Curry

Serving Suggestions
  • 10 - 12º

  • Ages well in bottle (can be stored in cellar)

Awards & Distinctions
  • 2018

    ViniPortugal - Vinhos de Portugal 2018

    Best White Varietal of 2018

    Aveleda Reserva da Família Alvarinho / Vintage 2016

  • 2017

    Decanter

    Silver Medal

    Aveleda Reserva da Família Alvarinho / Vintage 2015

  • 2018

    Grandes Escolhas Magazine

    17/20 Points - Wine of the Month - Editor's Choice

    Aveleda Reserva da Família Alvarinho / Vintage 2016

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