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Quinta de Soalheiro Granit 2021 750ml
SKU: 66927

Quinta de Soalheiro Granit 2021

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Origin Portugal, Vinho Verde
Brand Quinta de Soalheiro
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Granit has a bright, lemon-yellow colour, exhibiting elegant aromas with more mineral notes. The taste is crisp, dry, and persistent, with more earthy and stony flavours. There is a sensation of saltiness on the palate, reflecting the impact of the granite soils on Alvarinho. With its mineral flavours and bracing acidity, Soalheiro Granit especially complements Mediterranean cuisine such as seafood, grilled fish, or oven-baked fatty fish. It also pairs well with white and smoked meats, mature cheeses, or delicate Asian dishes such as sushi or dumplings.
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The 2021 Alvarinho "Granit" is an unoaked Alvarinho. It is dry and comes in at 12.46% alcohol. This has a somewhat more aggressive profile than the friendly (regular) Alvarinho, with the acidity here a little more prominent. That is completely relative, though. This is more along the lines of what I expected from the regular (or "Classico"). There is some tension in the finish, but the good fruit balances it well. This is, in fact, impeccably balanced and very expressive. It just tastes great. The fruit is more interesting than the structure, and there isn't a lot of nuance or complexity. Perhaps that will come. This property has a reputation for long-lived wines, so there is no rush. I'm not sure this will be the longest-lived example in their history, but it should hold at least a decade from the vintage date. There is really no reason to wait. This is drinking well now.

Mark Squires, November 30, 2022

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