This unique, balanced, aromatic varietal expresses the true potential of this variety allied to the Estates complex soil geology and climatic conditions.
2014, Joshua Green “My 50 Great selection” – My 50 Great selection
2014, Wine Enthusiast – 87 points
2013, Confraria dos Enófilos – Gold
Integrated Production (certificate)
Excellent year for white wines in this region. Cooler than average spring and summer temperatures resulted in wines with intensity, freshness and balance.
Granite/schist base with clay/loam soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Grape chilling, hand selection, whole bunch membrane pressing, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation, centrifuging, cold stabilisation and filtration.
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.
David Baverstock and Sandra Alves
Crystal clear, pale straw with green hues.
Vibrant grassy aroma with tropical and citric fruit notes of lime and grapefruit.
The palate is fresh and elegant with mineral notes and a clean acid finish which is long and persistent.
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