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

A dry winter followed by above average temperatures in spring and summer gave rise to an early start to the harvest. Although temperatures continued to be high, there was no extreme heat during the vintage, and the dry conditions were excellent for fruit quality, producing wines with intense, persistent, aromatic fruit.

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

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES
11 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 touches of green.

Aroma

Typical varietal characters, showing tropical passion fruit and tangerine, with floral, jasmine notes.

Palate

Fresh, elegant, tight palate with mineral notes and a long finish with cleansing acidity.

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

December 2015 and January 2016

Alcohol/Volume

13.5 %

Total Acidity

6.8 g/l

pH

3.12

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

1.6 g/l