Nortico Alvarinho

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Winemaker Notes

Creamy citrus oil, lime and yellow apple notes are nicely spiced and detailed with saline mineral and floral underpinnings through the long finish. — Gillian Sciaretta

Wine Information

Nortico Alvarinho is a tribute to the artisan grape growers and tile makers of northern Portugal. This wine showcases the Alvarinho grape, capturing the taste of coastal Portugal in every sip. It's a "farm-to-table" wine, sourced from old vines planted near the Minho River, located in the villages of Monção and Melgaço. These subregions are enclosed in a semi-circle of hills that protect it from the Atlantic winds, providing cold, rainy winters and hot, dry summers — ideal for producing wines of great quality. The label design pays tribute to the region's rich tradition of local craftsmanship, drawing inspiration from the hand-painted "azulejos" or tiles that grace the buildings throughout this area. Crafted by winemaker Alberto Orte, Nortico is sourced from over 100 small vineyard plots, offering a beautiful expression of the land's distinctive character, and featuring notes of fresh citrus, peach, and saline minerality.

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