I think I may have found my new go-to summer white. I found it in a small wine bar in Faversham, which doesn’t have a printed list – this was lurking in their wine fridge, which I was allowed to rummage through.
Soalheiro Allo Loureiro Alvarinho 2020 Vinho Verde, Portugal
11.5% alcohol. This is a lovely blend of Alvarinho (this is Soalheiro’s speciality, as they are in Monçao and Melgaço) with Loureiro (a variety normally associated with other subdistricts). The result is a nicely balanced white showing lemon and lime, with lovely clean precise fruit. It’s pure and zesty with a sense of harmony and good acidity. So pure and refreshing – almost Riesling-like. Dry. 90/100 (£10.95 The Wine Society)
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