Nortico Alvarinho is a textbook example of the grape: fresh citrus, peach and tropical fruit aromas paired with clean, juicy fruit and vibrant minerality. Nortico is produced on the south bank of the Minho River in plots so small they are called "Jardins" (gardens in Portuguese). Soils here are granite and schist, and though it rains a lot (2,000 ml annually!) the inland area is a little warmer than the coast, allowing for perfect ripening. Sunshine wine par excellence!