Azores Wine Company

Verdelho O Original By António Maçanita Branco 2022

Azores Wine Company

Verdelho O Original By António Maçanita Branco 2022


This is the original Verdelho, not related to the mainland “Verdelhos”, this is the one grown on the islands, the one with the mineral taste, and salts that teases the palate, and the one with the unique perfume that made Verdelho be...Verdelho!

Grape Varieties: 100% Verdelho “o Original”, from the islands.

Soils: The soils are solid lava stone formed 500 to 2000 years ago.

Tasting Notes: Mineral and salty attack, it has the grape varietals and Azorean Terroir matrix, but with a more intense aroma, adding to the grapefruit notes touches of tropical fruit with acidity like passion fruit and guava. It’s not the Verdelho-Gouveio, it’s not the Verdelho-Verdejo, it is the Verdelho-Verdelho, the Original.

Viticulture: With its unique terroir, the vines are planted in the rock cracks at the foothills of the volcanic mountain, so close to the ocean that the locals say you can hear “the crabs singing”. The vineyards are protected from the strong salty ocean winds by walls of rock known as “currais”.

Vinification: Selective manual harvest to 20kg baskets, whole bunch pressing, natural racking after 12hours. Spontaneous fermentation in small 600 to 1000L horizontal stainless steel tanks.

Ageing: 30% 6 months in barrels, on fine lees.

Storage and Service: Store at 6ºC, serve at 10ºC to drink at 12ºC.

Food Pairing: Fresh, very mineral e salty. The perfect partner for oysters and “cracas”. Works well with grilled fish, salads and fresh seafood.

Winemaker: António Maçanita

Only 6 units of this product remain
Type White Wine
Year 2022
Region Açores
Producer António Maçanita
Capacity 750ml
Alcohol 12% Vol
Production 5.733 Bottles

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