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Varietal Character

Verdelho, you sure are one laid backed dude! No matter what the scene, you’re perfectly comfortable whether riding the big surf Down Under, hanging loose in Spain, or simply soaking in the sun and getting ‘baked’ in hot and humid Madeira. There’s no doubt that we shall soon spot you catching waves in coastal California.

Appellations Growing Verdelho Grapes

Appellations producing the most Verdelho wines:

Verdelho Grape Details

Verdelho (aka. Gouveio)

The name of this Portuguese white grape is most closely associated with the island of Madeira, where ‘Verdelho’ refers to a wine style between the drier Sercial and the more rich Bual. Verdelho wine became a rarity in the post-phylloxera era, but today is fairly widely grown in Spain, Portugal and Australia. The Verdelho vine generally yields small bunches with notably hard berries giving highly-acidic musts. In other parts of Portual, Verdelho is a recommended white variety for the production of white port in the Douro as well as crisp dry whites in Dão.

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Blue Book Taste Profiles for Verdelho from the following Appellations:

Best-of-Appellation Wine List

See the Verdelho wines that have been advanced to Best-of-Appellation™ standing for their respective regions.

Featured Verdelho

Vezer Family Vineyards 2005 Verdelho (Suisun Valley)
This wine surges with apple peel, pear and magnolia aromas. It has fresh pear and apple fruit on the palate and a clean, round finish with a pleasing tart acidity.
buy wine $36.00
Twisted Oak Winery 2006 Verdelho, Silvaspoons Vineyard (Calaveras County)

buy wine $16.00

Latest Verdelho Recommendations (Reviews)