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.

Agriculture

Integrated Production (certificate)

A damp winter followed by a mild summer with high diurnal temperature variations, allowing for a long, even maturation, with good fruit intensity and balancing acidity.

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 citrine colour with green hues.

Palate

Fresh, elegant, intense fruit on the palate with mineral notes and a long and persistent finish.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

December 2014 and January 2015

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

7.1 g/l

pH

3.18

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.9 g/l