Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Regueiro Secreto Alvarinho
Recognized as one the foremost producers of boutique vinho verde in Portugal, Quinta do Regueiro is fast becoming synonymous with top shelf avant garde white wines.
Since 1988, Quinta do Regueiro has been using old-school methods to produce some of the most prized Alvarinhos in Portugal. Having started with one single vineyard in the estate's "backyard," today, Quinta do Regueiro is producing approximately 40,000 bottles of Alvarinho (and blends). With a style recognized by few and admired by all, these wines are all about the details...these, begin in the vineyard.
2019 Quinta do Regueiro Secreto Alvarinho....$18.99
Mineral and rich profile, with textured, almost candied orange peel. Bright acidity plays beautifully with this extended lees old-school Alvarinho to deliver another angle of this uniquely beautiful grape.
100% Alvarinho. The emperor grape of the Vinho Verde region in the north of Portugal
The Alvarinho vines grow in fertile, granitic soils. Although the cool wet weather often hinders the full grape maturation, Quinta do Regueiro continues to train vines in higher pergolas, as traditionally done in the region.
The wine is a combination of two separate lots. The first, is semi-macerated on skins with extended lees contact. The second, is made like the estate's 100% Alvarinho Reserva, with extended battonage. All fermentation is temperature-controlled and in stainless steel.