Vinho Verde, Portugal
James Suckling 90 points on the 2013! "Aromas of lemon skin and dried apples plus hints of flowers and stones. Medium body, lovely freshness and density. Long and flavorful. Real Vinho Verde."
Howard's Folly Sonhador Alvarinho is produced in the demarcated Vinho Verde region of Melgaço in northern Portugal, one of two special sub-regions where the Alvarinho grape can be cultivated. It shows the typical varietal characters from this mountainous region, minerality, persistent acidity and exotic fruit notes. The winemaker is David Baverstock, who visited our store in December!
Howard's Folly Sonhador Alvarinho is 100% Alvarinho, bright, crystal clear, with a light green pale straw color. White stone fruit aromas of peach and apricot with hints of tangerine peel, enhanced by mineral complexity. Extended time on lees gives some palate richness. Focused acidity leads to a persistent finish.
Howard's Folly Sonhador Alvarinho is ideal with shellfish or grilled chicken or as a refreshing aperitif.