This unique, balanced, aromatic varietal expresses the true potential of this variety allied to the Estates complex soil geology and climatic conditions.
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
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.
Granite/schist base with clay/loam soil.
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
Cold storage, bunch sorting, whole bunch pressing, cold settling, temperature controlled fermentation, centrifuging, cold stabilization 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, citric colour with green tinges.
Vibrant aromatics with tropical notes of lime and grapefruit.
Fresh, elegant palate, good minerality, long and persistent finish.