St Davids Food and Wine

Azevedo, Alvarinho Reserva


This 100% Alvarinho perfectly balances this grape’s aromatic intensity with a crisp and refreshing acidity.

Clear and bright yellow in colour. On the nose the wine boasts intense aromas of nectarine, apricot and mango along with floral nuances. Full flavoured and rich on the palate but balanced by a lively acidity which carries the ripe fruit flavours onto the lingering finish.

The Alvarinho grapes for this wine are sourced from prime vineyard sites in the Vinho Verde region located slightly further inland and more sheltered from the cooling influence of the Atlantic. This warmer microclimate allows the Alvarinho grape to reach optimum levels of ripeness with great aromatic intensity balanced by its signature acidity. Soils are predominantly granitic and the vines are cordon trained, ensuring good air circulation and excellent exposure for the grapes.