Vine Varieties

It is likely that the Verdelho in Madeira originated from Continental Portugal, the Azores or Italy. This variety is characterised by small and medium-sized bunches of grapes, oblong and long-sided grapes with a resistant skin. It produces slightly more full bodied and less acidic wines than those made from the Sercial variety. This variety is cultivated at an altitude of approximately 400 metres and produces off-dry wines.