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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  • DMCKER,there are a couple of Steven Harvey's in Australia, however I ... a ... a Chardonnay, a Granite Belt Verdelho, one of the Boireanne reds from the Granite Belt, or Sirromet reds, Clonakilla's Shiraz Viognier, a Hilltops Shiraz, a Mudgee Shiraz/Cabernet blend, a Cowra Chardonnay, an Orange Shiraz, some Yarra Chardonnay &Pinot Noir, Mornin... Read More

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  • Traditionally Sake or Beer, however I even wonder about Blanc de Blanc ... ... Pinot Grigio, Granite Belt Verdelho, and the rarest of the lot "1893" from the now defunct Rimfire vineyard at Maclaga Read More

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  • Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa  2008 Tiers Picca... Read More

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  •   So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Less tropical than either the first challenge or the second one--match wines to this locale and cuisine ,,, First some scenery, both countryside and urban. Will show different seasons because time-of-year has a great effect on menus in this co... Read More

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  • Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Palpite White 2011


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    Wine review by mark

  • Palpite Reserva 2009


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    Wine review by mark

  • Palpite Reserva 2010


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    Wine review by mark

  • Bremerton Verdelho Langhorne Creek 2012


    AUD$17. The initial pressings are made to obtain free run juice that has ... ... ... higher for a white, but Verdelho is a grape with higher sugar levels. Fresh mature aromas of passionfruit, oxidised Fuji apple, crushed dill, and I get an additional sense of chalky water. A medium-bodied white wine, dont be fooled by the initial sensation of... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang

  • Tyrrell's Wines Old Winery Verdelho 2012


    Clear but incredibly pale yellow in the glass. Interesting, it almost looks like water. Herbal, vegetative nose reminds me more of a sauvignon blanc. Very refreshing on the palate--initially a melon flavor but then lot's of lemon. Excellent acid gives it the refreshing quality. US$11.69 at Total WIne. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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