2016 Limited Release Verdelho
When you want to go on a vacation, but don’t have a plane ticket – Your next best option is a glass of chilled Verdelho. The 2016 vintage takes porch sitting to the next level, with its hints of vine ripe fruit flavor and tropical notes. The initial swirl and smell leads to a subdued honeydew melon aroma on the nose, holding itself back until the first sip is taken.
Once introduced to the palate, this wine wants to have a conversation regarding its omnipresent manor. This wine starts out with subtle herbal and green fruit notes that quickly move into richer, tropical fruit notes of ripe pineapple and shredded coconut that overtake the mid-palate. And yet, the story continues, with lingering fruit that hangs around to continue the conversation until your next sip.
We don’t like to name names, but this wine shows itself to be a more complete, three-dimensional version of Sauvignon Blanc. Verdelho is a wine that encourages you to enjoy life, so pair it with foods that encourage exploration and fun. Dishes such as spicy curries and richer seafood recipes work great, or open as an hors d'oeuvre wine before a summer barbecue with friends.