Aveleda Solos de Xisto

Regional Minho, Portugal
Variety: 100% Alvarinho
Vintage: 2018 / 13.5% Vol.

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WINE ENTHUSIAST

92 points - Editor's Choice

2020

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91 points - Best Vinho Verde

2020

Aveleda Solos de Xisto is produced with the best Alvarinho bunches from Aveleda grown in schist soils. 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 aging happen in stainless steel vats, where the wine ages for 9 months with bâttonage. The wine rests in bottle for another 9 months before being released.

Tasting Notes

With a beautiful hue of pale yellow, Aveleda Solos de Xisto is discreet on the nose with delicate aromas of jasmine and ripe peaches. On the palate, the structure is velvety and creamy, blending in perfection with the more gourmand notes of mangoes, peaches and ripe grapefruit. It's an extremely elegant wine and this harmony of aromas makes it perfect to enjoy by itself or pairing with more delicate dishes.

Food Pairings
  • Salads with rich sauces

  • Lobster chowder

Serving Suggestions
  • 50 to 54º F

  • Ready to drink, but can benefit from cellaring (up until 10 years)

Awards & Distinctions
  • 2020

    WINE ENTHUSIAST

    92 points - Editor's Choice

    Aveleda Solos de Xisto / Vintage 2018

  • 2020

    91 points - Best Vinho Verde

    Aveleda Solos de Xisto / Vintage 2018

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