ABOUT THE WINE
The first references to the estate date back to the beginning of the 17th century – although the Manor House was practically in ruins just over 50 years ago when the property was bought by Albano Castro Sousa. He transformed it into one of the most respected producers of Vinho Verde and the Solar das Bouças brand quickly became synonymous with quality. In recent years the estate has been under the stewardship of Quinta do Noval and one family member – Fernando Van Zeller – undertook a new phase of restoration which encompassed both the Manor and estate houses as well as the planting of new vines (including new varietals). Today Solar das Bouças belongs to an investment company led by António Ressurreiçáo and this ‘purchase of passion’ has seen them continue to develop the potential of the estate. Produced and bottled on the estate the Vinho Verde Solar das Bouças uses - exclusively - grapes grown on the property.
The embodiment of a summer wine this light, fresh and fruity style has aromas of lemon peel with floral green fruit - apple blossom - notes and a delightfully playful little sparkle. In the mouth you have fresh white fruit (nectarines & peaches), green apples and pears plus citrus of all kinds; hints of cut grass and a gently spicy minerality. A lovely balanced wine with good structure and a pleasant finish.
Great pairing for fresh seafood in the likes of lemon squeezed oysters or grilled Tuna with zucchini fritters. Smoked pulled pork tacos with piri-piri sauce would also pair quite nicely.