Verdelho

Name of varietal: Verdelho

Common synonyms: Breval. Often confused with Gouveio in Portugal and Verdejo in Spain, though it is not related to any of these. There is speculation that it is the same grape as Verdello in Italy.

Parentage of the grape: believed indigenous to Madeira island, Portugal

History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th century. It is both a grape and a style of one of the island’s fortified Madeira wines, falling in the middle between Sercial and Bual in terms of richness, with more acidity and smokiness. But the Phylloxera outbreak destroyed most of the once-prevalent vines, and only a fraction of it was replanted on the island. In the 1970s, a movement to grow more traditional grapes revived plantings on Madeira. Elsewhere in mainland Portugal and other parts of the world, it has since been cultivated for still white wines that are best consumed young.

Characteristics of the grape: as a dry white Read more »

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  • Everyone, hope you got something out of all this. We definitely had a great ... We tasted Malvasia Bianca, Verdelho, Negrette, Blaufrankisch, Touriga Nacional and Aglianico with a bonus pour of their Old Vine "F"Red which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Touriga Nacional. They had to pen in the "F" due to some kind of infringeme... Read More

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  • Thanks Larry, I've seen you on Berserkers (where I lurk more than I post), ... a 2014 Malvasia Bianca, 2012 Verdelho, 2012 Negrette, 2012 Blaufrankisch, 2012 Touriga Nacional and a 2011 Aglianico. All were really good but the Negrette and the Aglianico were outstanding and reasonably priced, nothing over $36.  Next up was our 1 pm appointment ... Read More

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  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More

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  • Oak Farm Vineyards Verdelho Lodi 2014

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    The bright lemon and stone fruit aromas are quite lovely with notes of peach, green apple and nectarine. In the mouth it's full flavored with an emollient mouthfeel, somewhat tart and lemony but with a leesy toast character, peach and more floral notes of honeysuckle and elderflower. White pepper and almond notes add some complexity and spice to... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Wollombi Pas South Eastern Australia Verdelho 2014

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    a pleasant and fresh, heart warming wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Vezer Family Vineyard Verdelho Lodi 2006

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    Has a taste of honey. Incredible vibrant flavor. Does not need to be chilled. Good legs. Read More

    Wine review by lesbells


  • Mollydooker Verdelho the Violinist 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Liandra160


  • If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal ... from dry, crisp sparkling Verdelho to bold, aged Touriga Franca and classic Port there’s a Portuguese wine for every palate and occasion. Other wines worth a try: Luis Pato Maria Gomes 2013, BarraidaHerdade do Esporao Red Reserva 2010, AlentejoFonseca 20 Year-Old Tawn... Read More

    From the article Under the Radar Value Bottles: Portugal


  • Vezer Family Vineyards Verdelho Suisun 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by smashley88


  • Vezer Family Vineyard Verdelho Lodi 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by smashley88


  • I just tried the The Tre Anelli 2008 Verdelho and found it to be just what I was looking for. It tasted like the old chardonnay that has been long gone. I just can't find it locally and was hoping to find it through this site but to no avail. I found the web site and hope to save shipping costs by finding it in San Diego. Hopefully you will have...

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  • GODELLO IS BY NO MEANS VERDELHO. IT IS NOT THE SAME VARIETY. PLEASE, CHECK AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY, AND READ A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MOLECULARS MARKERS

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