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The sparkling wines are distinguished by the presence of carbon dioxide from the secondary fermentation, which gives them their typical "bubble" and foam. Normally sparkling wines have their final stage of fermentation in the bottle (or classical method champenoise). There is also a continuous method where fermentation takes place through the passage of the wine through different tanks (where wine fermentation and aging) and charmat method where fermentation takes place in a closed vessel. Portugal produces variants in sparkling white, red and rosé.
The Alvarinho grapes used in the Soalheiro came from several small vineyards planted in granite soil between 100 and 200 meters and located in a very particular microclimate. Melgaço region, the northern point of Portugal, is protected by a range of mountains that create the perfect conditions of rainfall, temperature and number of hours of sunshine needed to the better ripeness of the Alvarinho grapes