From blends to single varietal wines, the Alvarinho grape is a showstopper. Reverse Wine Snob talks with some of the winemakers from Vinho Verde to get their first hand knowledge and impression of one of the most important grapes in the region.
“As a result of the potential of this variety and the enthusiasm about it from a new generation of winemakers, there has been a large investment in new vineyards and new vineyard planting systems. Since the 2015 vintage the region has started a six year transition period to allow all the wineries of Vinho Verde region to produce and label Vinho Verde Alvarinho, even outside the sub-region of Monção e Melgaço. In other words, look for even more of the innovative and top quality Alvarinho wines from the Vinho Verde region in the future.” – Reverse Wine Snob
Get the full article and the interviews with the winemakers here: http://www.reversewinesnob.com/vinho-verde-alvarinho