Although labeled Verdelho, this medium- to full-bodied wine contains a noticeable 14% Sauvignon Blanc. As a result, there’s a slightly sweaty, pungent aspect to its aroma, and the almost sweet, peachy notes are balanced by tart, grapefruity ones. Drink now.
An interesting wine by virtue of its oddball variety and the way it feels in the mouth. It’s bone dry and quite high in acidity, giving it an ultra-clean mouthfeel framing citrus and mineral flavors that are a bit vegetal. Needs stimulating food, especially umami-dominated.
A dusty floral-and-spice bouquet opens this medium-weight, unoaked Verdelho. Pear and tropical fruit flavors are also dimmed by dustiness. Medium-weight, it closes with tart fruit-pit, herbal notes.
Aromas are of bread and something vaguely chemical, but its flavors are all fruit—apricot or nectarine, and maybe some sour plum. It’s a mouthful, with that mouthcoating quality that you get from sucking on hard candy. Finishes crisp and smooth.
Bravo to winemaker Michael Hope, bringing Verdelho to value hunters. Offers melon, mango, even curry aromas. Though it is a little heavy on the palate, its peach and pear flavors are pleasing and refreshing. And what a bargain! 3,000 cases produced. Imported by Winesellers Ltd.
Kind of like Pinot Grigio, in that it’s a delicate, unoaked (although leesy) wine with citrusy, figgy flavors and bright, citrusy acidity leading to a slightly sweet finish. It’s food-versatile and user-friendly.