Regional Minho, Portugal
Variety: 100% Alvarinho
Vintage: 2018 / 13.5% Vol.
Aveleda Parcela do Roseiral originates in a very special Alvarinho parcel: the base is granite, but the top layer of the soil is composed of humus, thus extremely fertile. The vineyard is west facing and rich in water. The harvest is manual with cluster selection. The grapes are cooled until arriving at the vinification center where they undergo soft pressing at low pressures. Alcoholic fermentation and 9 month aging happen 70% in stainless steel vats and 30% in French-oak barrels. The wine rests in bottle for another 9 months before being released.
Of a beautiful light golden hue, Aveleda Parcela do Roseiral delights with delicate aromas of honeysucke, lemon zest and peach cobbler that come together on the palate in a dry, but creamy texture. The gourmand feast of aromas is balanced by a crisp minerality so typical of this particular parcel. With an incredibly long finish and velvety structure this wine is an excellent candidate for your wine cellar.
Roasted duck with orange
50 to 54º F
Ready to drink, but can benefit from cellaring (up until 10 years)