What mysteries await behind the smoky facade of this wine that you may never have heard of? Verdelho is actually the name of the grape originally planted by Portuguese conquerors on the island of Madeira a few years ago in the 15th century, and is still one of the more widely planted grapes on the island. You probably drove the ox cart right by such a vineyard last time you were there and didn’t even notice. Unless of course like many of us you haven’t even heard of Madeira, or thought it was something that happened to your feet when standing around in wet shoes too long. Anyway, Verdelho is also grown in Galicia, or the northwestern region of Spain, has been successful in Australia, and has quite a future here for those seeking out a little more adventure in their white wine drinking. It exhibits fresh aromatics of nutty & peachy flavors, a slight minerality and herbal characteristics reminiscent of the air after the first good rain of the season. Given its geographic roots, it’s probably no surprise this is a great, natural accompaniment to shellfish and lobster.
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