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Nortico Vinhos Alvarinho Branco

$20.00

3 in stock

Vintage: 2022
Region: Monção, Portugal
Viticulture:  Sustainable
Grape varieties: 100% Alvarinho

Nortico Vinhos Alvarinho Branco is a light and delicate wine, perfect for sipping on the porch to drink on its own. It also pairs exceptionally well with seafood, including grilled octopus, and fried calamari. Its citrus notes make it a great match for ceviche.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Lemon, Lime

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

10-11%

OAK

No Oak

SWEETNESS

Dry

SULFUR

Sulfur Added (more than 50mg/L)

SERVING TEMP

Very Chilled (43°–47°)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Olé & Obrigado

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Nortico Vinhos Alvarinho Branco

Nortico Vinhos Alvarinho Branco is a light and delicate wine, perfect for sipping on the porch to drink on its own. It also pairs exceptionally well with seafood, including grilled octopus, and fried calamari. Its citrus notes make it a great match for ceviche. Additionally, it complements creamy and tangy cheeses beautifully. This wine is entirely unoaked, with grapes selected at the winery and subjected to a lengthy, cool fermentation. Racking, primary filtration, and cold stabilization. The wine then spends four months in stainless steel tanks, undergoing filtration before bottling in February.

About Nortico

Ask anyone for the best Alvarinho in Portugal and people will point to the extreme north in the sub-region of Moncao and Melgao, right on the border with Spain. Nortico Alvarinho is a superb example of the grape’s hallmarks: fresh citrus, peach and tropical aromas paired with clean, juicy fruit and vibrant minerality. Nortico is produced on the south bank of the Minho River in plots so small they are called “Jardins”, gardens in Portuguese. Soils here are granite and schist, and although it rains a lot (2,000 ml annually) the inland area is a little warmer than the coastal plantings, which allows for perfect ripening. In the words of Rui Abecassis, founder of Obrigado, “Nortico Alvarinho is one of those projects that has been in the making for quite some time. It started in my family’s small tile atelier, where I learned to love tiles. The traditional ceramic tile atelier was more a labor of passion and tenacity than business, as it always seemed to be on the brink of bankruptcy! To this day, tiles are produced exactly like in the 18th century, each 14 x 14 cm tile shaped from scratch and painted by hand. Walking the streets of Oporto or Lisboa you may encounter tiles on both modest and important buildings, in churches, hospitals, and stores, in private houses, and in public gardens. Tiles are a durable building material and an early form of storytelling and graphic design. We wanted the Nortico label to evoke those tiles to capture that spirit and Portuguese aesthetics.”

 

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