Credo Limited Release Verdelho 2015
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.
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.
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 6 barrels were selected and blended to produce this exceptional wine. 1300 bottled were produced.
The wine can be enjoyed now, but will benefit from bottle aging for three to five years.
Excellent served with traditional South African cuisine and mushroom-based vegetarian dishes.
Sugar: 4.1 g/ℓ
TA: 7.3 g/ℓ
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