Pet-Nat Alvarinho

Pet-Nat Alvarinho

3.9/5 Vivino Rating

Grape: Alvarinho
Alcohol: 13% abv
Type: Sparkling White, Ancestral Method
Vintage: 2023
Format: 75cl
Designation: Vinho Verde DOC
Region: Minho
Country: Portugal





Looking at the sky is the oldest tool in winemaking. Soalheiro’s Alvarinho Pet Nat is a sparkling wine inspired by the ancestral method, a wine with natural movement and elegant bubbling. The vinification process, is with little intervention, & resorts to the end of the first alcoholic fermentation in bottle, without resorting to disgorgement or sugar addition. This Pet Nat Alvarinho is a fresh and light wine, with a smooth aftertaste, due to a stop in spontaneous fermentation.


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 grapes for this wine come from several small vineyards planted in granite soil, from 100 to 200 meters in altitude. This altitude maintains the freshness and aromatics we look for in our Espumante Bruto Alvarinho. Monção and Melgaço region, the most northern point of Portugal, is protected by a range of mountains that create a microclimate with the perfect harmony between rainfall, temperature, and number of hours of sunshine. These conditions allow for the best ripening of Alvarinho.


At the end of alcoholic fermentation, when the wine has about 20 grams of residual sugar, it is bottled, where the remaining sugars ferment and gain the typical bubbles of the sparkling wine. In this wine, there is no disgorgement, so the yeasts responsible for fermentation remain in the bottle. It differs from other sparkling wines as its gas is the result of natural sugar from the first fermentation rather than the second.

Food Suggestions

Due to its profile, this wine does not necessarily need food pairing. It can be drunk alone, as an appetizer for a conversation between friends, or in a late afternoon in a bar. It is also an excellent choice for tasting with roasts and grills.

Ideal serving temperature – 8°C.


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