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, Wines of Portugal Challenge – Gold

2014, Concours Mondial Bruxelles – Gold

2014, Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze

2014, 50 great Portuguese Wines in Germany, Hendrik Thoma

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certificate)

The 2013 viticultural year was characterized by a cool and wet spring, followed by a dry summer with large diurnal temperatures, making for good maturation conditions and sound healthy grapes.

SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist base with clay/loam soil.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
10 years

Grape Varieties

Verdelho

Vinification / Maturation

Cold storage, bunch sorting, whole bunch pressing, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation, centrifuging, cold stabilization 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, citric colour with green tinges.

Palate

Fresh, elegant palate, good minerality, long and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

January 2014

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

7 g/l

pH

3.19

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.9 g/l