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A light and friendly Allo

This is the entry level wine from Soalheiro, one of the top producers in the Minho region who are best known for their excellent Alvarinho varietals.

Light on alcohol at just 11% and light on the pocket at around €5 or €6, this is a very approachable and easy-drinking wine. But the quality we associate to the Soalheiro is still there in this blend of Alvarinho with the other traditional vinho verde grape Loureiro.

On the nose, the tropical fruit notes of Alvarinho contrast with the fresh floral notes of Loureiro. In the mouth, the wine is dry and elegant, lighter in structure than an Alvarinho varietal with a clean and fresh finish.

An ideal wine to enjoy as an aperitif and also well suited to seafood dishes.

By PATRICK STUART [email protected]