Verdelho

Verdelho

Historical records show plantings of the Verdelho grape in continental Portugal as early as the 15th century. It is one of Madeira's noble grape varieties and was the most widely planted on the island until the 20th century. Plantings then dwindled and the regional authorities were so alarmed that they put in place a plan to revive the grape.

It is a high yielding, early ripening white wine grape variety, and performs best on cooler slopes on the north side of the island. Its berries are small and oval shaped with thick skins. The name Verdelho on a bottle indicates an off dry to medium-dry style of Madeira wine, inbetween that of Sercial and Bual.

Verdelho is grown in the Douro valley in Portugal, where it is known as Gouveio and used in white Port, in Douero valley north-west Spain under the name of Gouveio and is very successfully cultivated in Australia and in particular in the Mclaren Vale.

Verdelho should not be confused with the Italian grape Verdello and the Verdejo white grape grown in Spain (Rueda DO in particular).

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Item Case format   Availability Price per case
BBX marketplace BBX 1 x 75cl bottle BBX
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1 case £100.00
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1 case £110.00
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1994 Verdelho, Pereira d'Oliveira, Madeira, Portugal
White
1994
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Medium Dry
20.0% Alcohol
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BBX marketplace BBX 1 x 75cl bottle BBX
1 case £200.00
BBX marketplace BBX 1 x 75cl bottle BBX
New To BBX
2 cases £288.00
New To BBX
BBX marketplace BBX 1 x 75cl bottle BBX
1 case £500.00
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1973 Verdelho, Pereira d'Oliveira, Madeira, Portugal
White
1973
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Off Dry
20.0% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 1 x 150cl magnum BBX
1 case £495.00
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1976 Blandy's, Verdelho, Madeira, Portugal
White
1976
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Off Dry
21.0% Alcohol