Varietals

Verdelho 2017

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

White

Wine Concept

Conveys the full potential of this grape variety which, enhanced by the Alentejo soils and climate, produces an aromatic, balanced and unique varietal wine.

Agriculture

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.
SOIL TYPE
Granite/schist base, with a clay/loam structure

VINEYARD AGE
12 years

Grape Varieties

Verdelho

Vinification / Maturation

Pressing, static must decantation, temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats, centrifugation, stabilisation 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

Clear, with citrine colour with green hues

Aroma

Typical varietal character, with fruity notes of passion fruit, tangerine and lime

Palate

Fresh, elegant and intense, with mineral touches and a long, delicate finish

Formats

750 ml

Bottling

December 2017 and January 2018

Alcohol/Volume

14 %

Total Acidity

5 g/l

pH

3.22

Reducing Sugar / Baumé

0.4 g/l