Definition of Verdelho in English:


Syllabification: Ver·de·lho
Pronunciation: /vərˈdelyo͞o

noun (plural Verdelhos)

  • 1A white grape originally grown in Madeira, now also in Portugal, Sicily, Australia, and South Africa.
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    • In our analyses all the plants showed unique genetic profiles with the exception to the Verdelhos that showed the same genotype.
    • The section between Valhelhas and Verdelhos has sadly been decimated by a recent forest fire.
    • Sercial and Verdelho are the two grapes associated with Madeira's dry style.
  • 1.1A medium Madeira made from the Verdelho grape.
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    • The white Sercial, Verdelho, Bual, and Malvasia varieties which are classified as ‘noble’ by the ruling Madeira Wine Institute are in short supply.
    • Most Australian Verdelhos are best consumed within two years of vintage.
    • Margan Verdelho was honoured as the third best Australian Verdelho in the AGT Wine Magazines Top 20 Verdelhos, 2002.


Portuguese, literally 'little green thing;' compare with Verdicchio.

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