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Howard’s Folly Alvarinho 2017


Howard’s Folly Alvarinho 2017

White - Green Wines – Melgaço


This Howard’s Folly Alvarinho 2017 Wine, is a White Wine from the Vinho Verde Region.

Produced in the Monção and Melgaço sub-region of the Vinho Verde Region in northwest Portugal, where Alvarinho grapes are exclusively grown.

This wine is made from cold climate grapes grown in the mountainous area of ​​Melgaço, and shows the typical minerality and strong acidity derived from the local stony granite soils.

The grapes were manually selected and transported manually in 15kg plastic boxes.

Its winemaking is characterized by a bunch classified before destemming and crushing, with 48h of cold, finally, a time of aging of 4 months in light lees before stabilization by cold and bottling in May 2018

Tasting note: This Howard's Folly Alvarinho 2017 Wine presents to the nose with aromas fresh and citrus aromas with some exotic notes of lime, already in the mouth, it proves to be a firm wine, with a structured palate with intense fruit and complex minerality, with excellent finish, ending with the typical stony acidity of Melgaço.


Tasting note:   Alvarinho 2017 wine, presented in the glass with a deep straw color, green reflections, a complex bouquet of aging in a 5-year bottle, notes of lemon, sweet lychee and elderflower. Already in the mouth, it shows a creamy taste, a little honey, long finish with firm acidity.


Grape varieties / variety: 100% ALVARINHO.


Harmonization: Our proposal, based on the winemaker's recommendation, Vinho Sonhador Alvarinho 2013 ideally accompany meals with seafood or even as a refreshing aperitif. At the limit, good company by the pool, beach or in the garden.


Temperature service: Consume and serve between 10ºC and 12ºC.


Responsible for oenology: David Baverstock


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Type Protected Designation of Origin
Btl. Capac 0.75 Liter
Year 2017
Alcoholic content 13,45 %
Grape varietal Alvarinho
Region Vinho Verde
Total acidity 7,0 gm/l
Winemaker David Baverstock
pH 3,2
Total sugars 110 mg/l
Service Temperature: 10.º - 12.ºC
Tasting notes Deep straw colour, green tinges. Complex bouquet from 5 years bottle ageing, with notes of limes, sweet lychee and elderberry flower.
Palate Creamy palate, some honey flavour, long finish with firm acidity. Shows the ageing potential of this variety.
Wine Pairing Ideal with shellfish or as a refreshing aperitif


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Howard’s Folly Alvarinho 2017

Howard’s Folly Alvarinho 2017

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