Alvarinho

Quinta da Lixa

Aromas Das Castas Grande Escolha Alvarinho Loureiro 2018

This yellow-good wine smells like a fruit basket. Lemon, lime, peach, nectarine - a cornucopia. There is also a beautiful floral note which is almost washed away in the tidal wave of fruit. The palate shows plenty of lemon and lime, with a brisk acidity and finish that stays in the mouth a long time. The stone fruit aspect brings a slight sweetness to the wine to differentiate it from, say, a Sauvignon Blanc. Great summer sipper? Sure it is. But a wine like this will serve well at holiday parties as an aperitif and alongside turkey and ham. — 9 days ago

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Herdade do Esporão

2 Duas Castas Roupeiro Alvarinho 2017

Delicious Portuguese white wine. Would drink again. — 12 days ago

Soalheiro

Granit Mineral Selection Monção e Melgaço Alvarinho 2018

W&S Top 100, it’s not Soalheiro, it’s not Sol-way-oh, it’s Soul-Hero. If Portugal has Grand Cru Alvarinho, this is the producer leading the charge. — 2 months ago

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Foral de Melgaço

Vinho Verde Old Vines Alvarinho 2017

Medium body beautiful and complex vinho verde. High acidity with floral, honeydew, pineapple, citrusy flavor and long mineral/salty finish... An absolute pleasure and guaranteed you will want more than one bottle. The main difference with the Spanish counterparts it resides ( besides soil ) on the warmer temperatures in the region. That tropical fruit signature is the unique trace that put this Alvarinho on a league of its own... — 16 days ago

Anselmo Mendes

Muros Antigos Monção e Melgaço Vinho Verde Alvarinho 2018

16$ frais, nez fruits tropicaux, léger sans arrière goût — a month ago

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Soalheiro

Vinho Verde Alvarinho 2015

Light. Fruity. Fab tasting. Great outside in Lisbon with cheese board — 13 days ago

João Cabral Almeida

Camaleão Alvarinho 2018

Crisp minerality, bright fruit and a nice slightly green finish — a month ago

Soalheiro

Nature Pur Terroir Monção e Melgaço Alvarinho 2016

Fantabulously lemon meringue confection but not sweet like the person who gives you the compliment you waited your life to hear and it came out in a natural way in a sophisticated atmosphere so you trust it is true. Soalheiro is truth — a month ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez

Sketch Alvarinho 2016

Delectable Wine
9.4

Light, bright yellow. Intensely perfumed aromas of ripe, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and honeysuckle on the incisive, finely delineated nose. Silky, sharply focused and energetic on the palate, offering intense Meyer lemon, green apple and quinine flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Plays power off of finesse with a smooth hand and finishes impressively long and mineral, with excellent clarity and lingering florality. I've learned over the years that this wine, an icon of the region, ages along the lines of a top-notch Chablis so don't hesitate to stash some away for further down the road. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 2 months ago