Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Verdelho 2018
This Verdelho is symbolic of the one ultimate
philosophy of our winemaking team: To create an
elegant, ever graceful and rewarding wine.
Verdelho is a white grape variety grown throughout
Portugal, and also gives its name to one of the four
main types of Madeira wine. Verdelho has traditionally
been used to make fortified wines. The inspiration to
plant this variety in Stellenbosch came from its
suitability to warmer climates and the success in the
Duoro as well as the Swan Valley (Australia) where it
has been successfully made as a table wine.
A trellised vineyard planted in 2005 on a southern
The grapes were hand harvested, sorted and
destemmed and fermented in 60% first-fill French oak
barrels and 20% second and 20% third-fill barrels.
Only the best eight barrels were selected and blended
to produce this exceptional wine. Matured for 10
months in oak barrels. 3000 bottled were produced.
This is an exceptional wine revealing peach and apricot
aromas with flinty, floral and nutty nuances. Its zesty
nature makes this a complex wine showing raw almond
and dried fruit on the palate. Its well integrated acid line
contributes to the refreshing, lingering finish.
The wine can be enjoyed now, but will benefit from
bottle aging for three to five years.
Excellent served with spicy South African cuisine.
SUITABILITY FOR VEGETARIANS OR VEGANS
Suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans.
Alcohol: 13.88% by volume
Residual sugar: 2.2 g/l
Total acidity: 7.3 g/l
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