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Barbeito Verdelho Vinho Branco '17

Madeira

Barbeito Verdelho Vinho Branco '17

Vinhos Barbeito was founded in 1946 by Mário Barbeito de Vasconcelos and has since then always been run by the Barbeito family. Of the hundreds of families who’ve produced and shipped Madeira over the past two centuries, only four major houses remain: Blandy, Borges, D’Oliveira and Barbeito. While Barbeito is much newer to the scene, in comparison, their contributions are likeminded. Madeira requires patience, as those with age are the best, and Barbeito knew this, gradually collecting more and more older vintage selections. Mário eventually passed this on to his daughter, Manuela de Vasconcelos, who is at the helms and has been since 1976, now with her son Ricardo. The path of Barbeito has been trying, but ultimately a story of triumph, through times of a plummeting and practically a standstill market, to times of a desperation in bulk, in which it all finally came to a head where the family looked inward and had a difficult decision to make. This decision enabled them to concentrate efforts into aging, producing and blending only wines of quality. It was like going back to the past, when their grandfather wanted to produce and sell good bottled wine, even if only in small quantities, as their story mentions. Since then, the decision to have a family member directly in charge of the winemaking was crucial to upholding this change of pace. Outside of Madeira, Barbeito dedicates a very small part of their production to one still wine made from Verdelho (and a small amount of Serial). Verdelho grapes are foot trodden by the traditional Lagar method and the Sercial grapes are pressed pneumatically. After fermentation, 30% of Verdelho is aged for 6 months in new French oak barrels and the rest in tank. The result shows subtle creaminess and toasted notes, with tropical fruit tones alongside apricot and pear, orange blossoms and minerality that is in conjunction with its mouthwatering acidity.

Perman

Portugal

Details

Producer Vinhos Barbeito
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Verdelho

Acidity

3 / 5

Tannin

1 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

3 / 5

Funky

2 / 5

In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312.255.8990
orders@permanwine.com

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