Varietals

Verdelho 2011

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

White

Wine Concept

This unique, balanced, aromatic varietal expresses the true potential of this variety allied to the Estates complex soil geology and climatic conditions.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certified)

Damp, stormy weather during the spring period resulted in a lower than average grape production. A mild summer with cool nights resulted in grapes of very high quality.
SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist base with clay/loam soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
10 years

Grape Varieties

Verdelho

Vinification / Maturation

Grape chilling, hand selection, whole bunch membrane pressing, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation (14ºC), early bottling.

More Information

Created to showcase the potential of this grape, which, together with Herdade do Esporão’s soils and climate, produce an aromatic, balanced and unique varietal.

Verdelho is a regional Alentejo wine that is the result of this white grape’s excellent adaptation to Herdade do Esporão’s terroir, and one that aims to highlight its unique characteristics, highlighting the mineral, fresh and exotic nature of a grape traditionally used in Madeira wine.

Wine Makers

David Baverstock and Sandra Alves

Colour

Crystal clear, citric colour with green tones.

Palate

The palate is fresh and minerally, with a long and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

December 2011

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

7 g/l

pH

3.2

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

2.2 g/l