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H&H Verdelho Madeira 15 year


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  • Soil Type: The volcanic soil of Madeira, rich in minerals and nutrients, plays a pivotal role in the cultivation of the Verdelho grape. This soil composition contributes to the wine's distinctive minerality and complexity, enhancing its overall flavor profile.

  • Elevation: Vineyards for Verdelho in Madeira are often planted at various elevations, with some terraced on steep slopes. This variance in altitude exposes the vines to different microclimates, ensuring a broad spectrum of flavor development in the grapes, which, in turn, adds depth and nuance to the wine.

  • Grape Varieties: Made exclusively from Verdelho, a white grape variety that thrives in Madeira's unique climate. This grape is known for its ability to retain high acidity even in warmer climates, contributing to the wine's vibrant freshness and longevity.

  • Winemaking: H&H (Henriques & Henriques) employs the traditional "canteiro" method for aging their Madeira, where the wine is stored in casks in warm attics for a natural, gradual aging process. This 15-year-old Verdelho Madeira is aged for at least fifteen years, allowing for the development of its characteristic rich, oxidative style with a balanced acidity.

  • Farming Practices: Madeira's challenging terrain necessitates meticulous vineyard management, often involving hand-harvesting due to the steep, terraced vineyards. The focus is on sustainable practices that respect the island's unique ecosystem, ensuring the health of the vineyard and the quality of the grapes.

  • Tasting Notes: The H&H Verdelho Madeira 15 year offers a captivating bouquet of dried fruits, honey, and almonds, with subtle hints of spices and citrus peel. On the palate, it presents a medium-dry profile with a balanced acidity, showcasing flavors of caramelized nuts, orange zest, and a touch of sea salt, leading to a long, elegantly oxidative finish.

  • Pairing: This Verdelho Madeira is versatile, pairing well with a variety of foods. Its nutty and complex profile complements rich poultry dishes, savory cheese plates, and can beautifully offset the sweetness of caramel desserts or fruit tarts, making it a perfect accompaniment to both savory and sweet courses.

Henriques & Henriques, with their extensive history and expertise in Madeira wine production, crafts this 15-year-old Verdelho Madeira with a profound respect for tradition and quality. This wine not only reflects the unique terroir of Madeira but also the winery's commitment to creating exceptional, age-worthy wines that continue to captivate connoisseurs around the world.

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