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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  • Bodegas Godeval Vina Godeval Blanco 2008


    A structured, well balanced mineral-driven wine with fine fruity flavors and a peppy acidic finish. One of the best whites I've ever tasted. Read More

    Wine review by iheijoushin

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    Forum post in the topic Virtual Tasting on July 6 and...

  • Vina Robles White4 Huerhuero 2009


    The price point makes this a decent value. The combination of the grapes creates a unique balance, giving the wine some individualim. Would like to try pairing this with food...maybe something buttery. Crisp, light minerality. Hints of peach. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • E2 Family Winery Verdelho Lodi Elegante 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by garden89

  • El Hada Verdejo White Verdelho Spain 2007


    Like sav blanc. Good drink for price Read More

    Wine review by jshimkin

  • Bodegas Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2008


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    Wine review by Dota

  • Join Editor-in-Chief Greg Dal Piaz and winemaker Rijk Melck of South ... 32% ... ... 32% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Verdelho and 5% Chardonnay; Laurens Campher founded Muratie 300 years agoAnsela van de Caab Blend -- 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 15% Cabernet FrancMuratie George Paul Canitz Pinot Noir 2009Muratie Shiraz 2007Muratie Cape Vintag... Read More

    From the article Muratie Estate Tasting

  • Hope Estate Verdelho Pokolbin 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by rmcunningham

  • Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards Verdelho 2006


    I purchased a bottle from the Wild Horse Vineyard, Paso Robles, CA summer of 2010. I opened it a couple of nights ago (Feb. 2011) it was absolutely the best. So rich and mellow and smooth going down. I am definitely going to purchase another bottle whether it be at a local liquor store in Tulsa, OK of if I have to from my son in CA. Sharon ... Read More

    Wine review by sjames1949

  • Wandering around a local wine store over the weekend, noticed on the tasting counter a Chenin Blanc a wine which i have never tasted before.It was a  Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Old Vine 2009/10 Western Cape from South Africa. £10 ($15) I liked it a lot, very dark gold colour, smelled of exotic fruits and honey. ended up buying a couple of b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chenin Blanc

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