The Soalheiro vineyards were established in 1974, not far from Melgaço (in Alvaredo in fact), Portugal's most northerly town, and overlooking the Minho River. Since then, this very special terroir has allowed Soalheiro to forge its reputation as the very finest producer of this variety in Portugal.
The Granit is made to better illustrate the mineral side of Soalheiro’s wines, and their granitic terroir. In terms of vineyard site and quality it’s very similar to the alvarinho classico, however the Granit is intentionally fermented at a slightly higher temperature. This reduces the fruit and floral elements form the wine’s profile.
The result is a very linear and precise wine, still with pure fruit character but a little toned down compared to the the classico. Minerality in spades means a little more texture through the palate too.
Citrus colour, aroma revels a elegant profile with more mineral notes, dry and persistent flavour. Soalheiro Granit reveals a more mineral profile of the Alvarinho grapes.