Blandy's 10 year Old Verdelho
This Madeira wine has been crafted from the volcanic, sub-tropical Portuguese island of Madeira, located some 400 miles off the coast of North Africa. The Blandys are unique in being the only family of all the original founders of the Madeira wine trade to still own and manage their wine company, maintaining a tradition that goes back to 1811.
The Verdelho is a medium dry fortified wine of 19% alcohol. This wine has been aged for 10 years in Blandys wine lodges in the centre of Funchal. Verdelho is the most widely grown white grape variety in Madeira, the majority of the vineyards being in the North of the island.
Tasting Note: Fresh fragrant bouquet of dried fruits and spice, with luxurious warm orangey aromas. Medium dry, concentrated and fresh, with a pleasant zesty, bittersweet edge from a finely balance acidity.
Food pairing: Soups, foie gras, feathered game and hard cheeses.
Guide Price: £19.95 per 50cl bottle
Blandy's 10 yr old Verdelho Madeira