Varietals

Verdelho

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.

Awards

2014, Joshua Green “My 50 Great selection” – My 50 Great selection

2014, Wine Enthusiast – 87 points

2013, Confraria dos Enófilos – Gold

Agriculture

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.

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, centrifuging, cold stabilisation and filtration.

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, pale straw with green hues.

Palate

The palate is fresh and elegant with mineral notes and a clean acid finish which is long and persistent.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

December 2012

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

6.75 g/l

pH

3.16

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.9 g/l