Hans Herzog Marlborough Verdelho 2018

Verdelho 2018

Regular price $44.00 Sale

One of the noble grapes of Madeira, this Portuguese white lingers on the palate with delicate aromas of pear, honeysuckle and lime and a touch of spice!  The long skin- and lees contact makes for an amazing creamy texture and complexity. A lovely acidity gives it a refreshing lift to peak in a mouth-watering finish! 

Vintage 2018+

A wonderfully warm, dry summer enabled a perfect growing season. We picked this Portuguese grape variety beginning of April at a tiny yield.

Hans' Winemaking Comments+

'I left the fruit on the skins for an extended time to extract the superb flavours before the juice proceeded naturally to wild yeast fermentation until there was no sugar left. Its fine lees has been regularly stirred assisting to its remarkable silkiness, complexity and depth. Keeping with my approach of hands-on in the vineyard but hands-off in the winery, this wine wasn’t exposed to cold stabilization, is unfined, only lightly filtrated and unoaked to retain the delicate aromas. Natural sediments may show but don’t impact on the high quality.'

Tasting Notes+

A vibrant, full-bodied Verdelho with fine aromas of pear, honeysuckle and lime. A touch of spice combined with creamy nuances adds to the complexity. The precise mineral backbone and lovely acidity gives it a refreshing lift to peak in a mouthwatering long lasting finish!

Technical Data +
Variety     100% Verdelho
Rootstock  3309
Vine Planted 2007
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) well drained sandy, gravelly soil developed from stony alluvium.
Planting Density   5,500 vines/ha
Yield 3t/ha
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar  <1 g/l
Ageing Potential 7 years, but amazing in its youth
Bottles Produced 317
Food Matching Suggestions+

Great with seafood or as just to enjoy like that...