Know Your Varietal Verdelho


The Verdelho grape is not a very common grape in South Africa. That is also why we absolutely love this one – something new to try and taste. This grape originally comes from the Portuguese island of Madeira off the coast of Morocco where it is made into a fortified wine called Madeira.

The Cremello Flagship wine of Cavalli is an excellent blend with 24% the Verdelho grape. You can see from the flavor profile below that this blend definitely also benefits from its flavors of gooseberry and pineapple. It is also has that complete silky after taste that really sets this wine apart. A perfect match for Indian or Thai cuisine where it emphasizes the sweet tastes of their cooking but similarly contrasts the spiciness.


This image was sourced from https://winefolly.com/grapes/verdelho/

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