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A great wine for long summer lunches, especially with the lower alcohol content. A fantastic alternative to Sauvignon Blanc – Anthony de Jager-
Pale straw colour with a visible fizz. Aromas of lemon and winter melon, with a hint of green apple and grapefruit too. It has a refreshing fizz on the palate with a lighter mouthfeel, fresh acidity and subtle gooseberry flavours.
Verdelho is a white grape varietal originating from the island of Madeira, off the coast of Portugal. This grape is also gaining popularity in the new world wine regions such as Australia and South Africa. Produced in the traditional Portuguese “Vinho Verde” style, this style offers wine drinkers a refreshing, crisp, lower in alcohol wine with a surprizing fizz on the palate.
The grapes were destemmed, crushed and the free-run juice was settled for two days. The clear juice was racked off and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks. On completion of fermentation, the wine was left on the fine lees for 6 months to add a layer of complexity before stabilization, filtration and bottling. A slight fizz was intentionally added to the wine at bottling (CO2 carbonation) to add extra refreshment to this lighter style.
|Wine of Origin||
Lemon and winter melon, with a hint of green apple and grapefruit.
A refreshing fizz on the palate with a lighter mouthfeel, fresh acidity and subtle gooseberry flavours.
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Quite drinkable on its own but pairs exceptionally well with pool parties and long summer lunches with sushi platters and fresh salads.