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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  • Las Brisas Rueda White 2007

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    wonderful wine, the nose is full of white peaches and soft notes of lillies; great acidity balances these notes out to end with a soft essence of pineapple Read More

    Wine review by barri0s1872


  • Mollydooker Verdelho Mclaren Vale the Violinist 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by marianna84


  • Oreana Verdelho California 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by danielle932


  • Since I am in Australia, I am just wondering if you know, like or have tasted Semillon from the Hunter Valley (Australia) when young and after 5 years of ageing... Semillon from this region (250 kms from Sydney) is renowned for their Semillon and as Jancis Robinson OBE MW has said "Hunter Semillon is Australia's unique gift to the world".I have ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australian Wine


  • Marquis Philips Holly's 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Telmo Rodríguez Godello Valdeorras Gaba Do Xil 2005

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    NOTE: The variety is Godello, not Verdelho or Verdejo. Read my review at http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • Dancing Coyote Verdelho California 2006

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    Bouquet has plenty of clean, citrus notes. Upon first tasting, a sourness really overwhelmed anything else. However, after a few sips this weakened to display an attack with floral and citrus notes and a creamy finish. After those first few sips the wine was very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by jdot


  • Vinha da Defesa Rosé 2007

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    Rather plain, saved by being a simple crisp wine - some apples and decent acidity. Keep it cool and its refreshing. Overpriced for what it is Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Mcguigan Bin 6000 Verdelho 2007

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    Wine review by Placebogirl


  • Shoo Fly Buzz Cut White 2007

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    They have added on one more grape to this Aussie blend this year, but have ... ... ... This white blend matches Verdelho,Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon. The blend is fermented in stainless steel and while good right now, will cellar for 2-3 years. Flavors of tropical fruit and exotic perfume makes this a wonderful... Read More

    Wine review by treg906


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