Verdelho O Original 2018
Die drei Rebsorten Verdelho, Gouveio und Verdejo werden häufig verwechselt. Dieser Wein wird aus der “ursprünglichen” auf den Azoren angebauten Verdelho hergestellt, die einen mineralischen und tropischen Fruchtgeschmack und eine sehr gute Säure mitbringt.
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The winery emphasizes that the Verdelho in the 2018 Verdelho Original is "not to be confused with Gouveio of the mainland or Verdejo of Spain. [It is a] unique grape to the islands of Portugal, Madeira and Azores. It has never been found in mainland Portugal." I repeat that every year, but it's worth doing again. If you're interested in geeky detail, see his study here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajgw.12353. An unoaked blend from three islands in the Azores, it comes in with 12.5% alcohol. This has its acidity beautifully integrated. It shows some expressiveness even at this young age and a lovely finish. It's big, relative to the style, and bright. It evolved nicely in the glass as well. This is a fine example of the brand. Whether it is a little better or a little behind the last couple of vintages is immaterial—it is pretty close. We'll see as they acquire some age. There were 9,902 bottles produced. - Mark Squires.