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Verdelho 10 YO Reserva Madeira Barbeito

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£38.00

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One Line Description Barbeito's 10 year old Reserva Verdehlo is sweet, 60 odd grams residual sugar but it is still refreshing, citrus notes, floral and honey, soft in texture, well balanced and persistent.
Production Method Conventional
Country Portugal Portuguese
Region Madeira, Portugal
Producer Barbeito
Vintage Non Vintage
Wine Type Port, Sherry and other Fortified Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Verdicchio
Alcohol 19% abv
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Barbeito's 10 year old Reserva Verdehlo is sweet 'criminally good' (Jancis Robinson, no less!), complex and lasting but with such superb, zippy acidity, perfectly acceptable for morning sipping! The Verdelho is sweet, 60 odd grams residual sugar but it is still refreshing, citrus notes, floral and honey, soft in texture, well balanced and persistent. It will go with lots of different foods from smoked salmon to Jamon Serrano to shellfish pasta.

Ricardo Diogo de Freitas took over the winemaking at the family firm in 1993, and hasn't looked back. He has been the first to install robotic lagares on the island, the first to bottle vineyard specific Tinta Negra, the first to not bottle anything with added caramel, and so the list goes on. Single Cask bottlings, whilst thought of as revolutionary on Madeira, when Ricardo launched the first one (in modern times) in 2003, were really only inspired by the way things were done in older times. Madeira is one of those wines which always has everyone flocking at trade tasting events, we buy loads of bottles, proudly display them on our shelves and talk about them with gusto and then....no-one really buys them! Why not, Madeira has it all, flavour, freshness, complexity, (extra booze of course) and a myriad of style which mean you can have them with virtually any food going!
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