Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Nature has a strong gold colour with fine, elegant bubbles. On the nose it is very complex, with bready aromas and some minerality. In the mouth the flavour is intense, really cleansing the palate. The last glass will contain the Yeast Pearls, which are neutral and safe for consumption. It is a wine for those looking to experience something different.
The Minho wine region, also known as the Vinho Verde region, is located in the northwest of Portugal. It is one of the country’s most well-known wine regions and is primarily known for producing Vinho Verde wines. The Minho region has a maritime climate, influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is characterized by mild temperatures, high humidity, and frequent rainfall. These conditions are conducive to the growth of grapes and contribute to the region’s vibrant, green landscape.
The Alvarinho for this wine comes from Soalheiro vineyards. Located in the Monção and Melgaço region, which is protected by a mountain range, there is a unique microclimate that influences the characteristics of the grape. The perfect rainfall, temperature, and sunshine conditions result in an expressive ripening of Alvarinho. The soils are granite, and the vineyards are all certified organic, facilitating the production of the base wine without any sulphite addition. The grapes are grown using practices that support biodiversity and the viticultural ecosystem, promoting environmental sustainability.
The base of Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Nature is our Soalheiro Nature, produced from hand harvested Alvarinho grapes. The must ferments in stainless steel without the addition of sulphites. It then undergoes a complete malolactic fermentation for stability. The wine is bottled with special Yeast Pearls, a product of Portuguese research, providing an innovative way to initiate a secondary fermentation in the bottle. As ancestral method of sparkling production has it, this wine is not disgorged after the secondary fermentation, so we use a special cork as a closure. Bruto Nature ages for 18 months at our winery. It is made with zero dosage and the final result is a sparkling wine that will continue ageing until the moment it is opened.
The unique drinking experience of our Espumante Bruto Nature makes it a wine for many occasions. It can be enjoyed on its own, at the end of the day, where the intensity and mouthfeel can help you relax. It is also an excellent companion for powerful gastronomy, such as strong cheeses, red meat or barbecued vegetables.
Ideal serving temperature – 10°C.