Vinho Verde Encosta do Xisto - Alvarinho White

Portuguese Vinho Verde Alvarinho

Considered by some one of the best white wines produced in Portugal. And this white wine Alvarinho belong to that ranking.

In first look it has one citrus with golden reflexes colour. In the palate it’s intense with tropical fruits, enhancing the passion fruit palate, long and persistent. Freshness induced by moderate acidity. The aroma it’s intense to tropical fruits, with notes of passion fruit and mango.

White Wine Vinho Verde Alvarinho

Classification: Vinho Regional Minho
Type: Vinho Regional Minho / Alvarinho White – Select Harvest
Brand name: Encosta do Xisto - Alvarinho

Acidity: 7,8 g/dm3
pH: 3,54
Sugar: <1,5 g/dm3
ABV: 12,5% Vol.


Varieties: 100% Alvarinho
Region: North of Portugal - Alvarinho Region
Soil type: Granite derived
Climate: Mediterranean with Atlantic influence


Month: September
Type: Hand picking


Fermentation: Stainless steel.
Maturation: In stainless steel vessels at 8°C.

Colour: Citrus with golden reflexes.
Nose: Intense tropical fruits, with notes of passion fruit and mango.
Palate: Intense tropical fruits, enhancing the passion fruit palate, long and persistent. Freshness induced by moderate acidity.

Consumption temperature recommended: 8/10 °C

We recommend that you enjoy the white wine Alvarinho with seafood and fish dishes. Also very good with Paella with lobster and chorizo.

The Vinho Verde Vineyard

The vineyard

In the properties, with about 24 hectares of vineyards, you can find the best grape varieties of the region, giving rise to white wines (Loureiro, Alvarinho, Trajadura and Pedernã), much respected in the region.

The harvest is carried out manually, with the separation of grape varieties, to allow a separated vinification, for later the lots being made in accordance with the characteristics of the wines produced.

In our estate, in the north of Portugal, you can find the cellar where all our Vinho Verde is made, with the most recent processes, using exclusively grapes from our own vineyards.

The Vinho Verde

Logo Vinho VerdeVinho Verde is unique in the world.

Its vibrant freshness, elegance, lightness and aromatic and flavorful expressions, especially its fruity and floral notes, are the characteristics that define and differentiate Vinho Verde.

Exclusively produced in the demarcated region of Vinho Verde in northwestern Portugal, it is only produced from the indigenous grape varieties of the region, preserving its typicity of aromas and flavors as unique in the world of wine.

Vinho Verde: Some say the designation "Verde" (green) owes its origin to the wine's acidity and freshness, resembling unripe (green) fruit. Others affirm that "Verde" comes from the region's vegetation, which imparts a green tone to the soil, even in winter.

The grapes Alvarinho

Grapes AlvarinhoThis northern grape is one of Portugal's finest and most characterful. It was one of the first Portuguese grape varieties to be bottled as a single variety.

Its full-bodied, subtly fragrant white wines are easy to recognize, their complex but delicate aromas reminiscent of peach, lemon, passion fruit, lychee, orange zest, jasmine, orange blossom and lemon balm.

The wines are delicious young, but they can also age well, often for ten years or more.

Alvarinho grows mostly along the River Minho, right up in the north of the Vinho Verde region - the northern Vinho Verde sub-regions of Monção and Melgaço are its famous heartlands.

Compared to other Vinho Verde, it makes richer wines, higher in alcohol. Alvarinho vines are vigorous, and care is needed to restrain their exuberant vegetation, yet grape yield is low, the bunches small, the grapes very pippy.

This wine Vinho Verde is suitable for pairing with vegetarian meals. The wine is certified by The Vegan Society.


Data sheet

6 Bottles
600 Bottles

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