Conveys the full potential of this grape variety which, enhanced by the Alentejo soils and climate, produces an aromatic, balanced and unique varietal wine.
Autumn and winter were colder and wetter than the previous year, with more rain and the lowest temperatures between November and February. Nonetheless, temperatures and rain remained within the average of the past 18 years. The spring featured higher temperatures than in 2016, leading to earlier phenolic stages. From February to August/September, during the vegetative cycle, the average temperatures were higher than usual, reaching their peak on 13 July with a maximum temperature of 46.3ºC, indicating that ripening would occur earlier.
Granite/schist base, with a clay/loam structure
Pressing, static must decantation, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats, centrifugation, stabilisation 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.
Clear, with citrine colour with green hues
Typical varietal character, with fruity notes of passion fruit, tangerine and lime
Fresh, elegant and intense, with mineral touches and a long, delicate finish