Ashbrook Estate, Verdelho
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Ashbrook Estate, Verdelho - 2019

Item # 32587 750mL
$21.96 $14.96 / Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

Ashbrook Estate is a small, family-run estate in Margaret River, Australia. This Verdelho is a surprising treat. From the average 40-year-old vines, the wine is fresh and vibrant with stone fruits and herbal flavors.


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Staff Pick Notes

Verdelho is mostly known as one of the main grapes of Madeira. It makes sense that it would thrive in Australia as Verdelho is one of the few white wine grapes that thrives in warm climates. Here, Verdelho makes a crisp, light, and herbaceous white wine with a wonderful flinty hind of stone on the finish. Not to be confused with the Italian grape Verduzzo and the Spanish grape Verdejo, Verdelho deserves to better know in its own right.

- JGM

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